Leap Day: Why we need it every four years

In just a few weeks we "spring forward" and lose an hour, but this week, we gain a day. If the year isn't divisible by 400 and 4 there isn't a leap year . By this rule , the average number of days per year is 365 + ⁄4 - ⁄100 + ⁄400 = 365.2425. If... More..

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One-year spaceman sees mission as 'steppingstone' to Mars

Mr. Kelly said he was particularly intrigued by research on genetic changes that occur in space, which scientists will try to glean from comparisons with his twin brother, Mark E. (An unexpected delay could ext...More..

Bugatti reveals 1479bhp Chiron hypercar in Geneva
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Bugatti reveals 1479bhp Chiron hypercar in Geneva

Bugatti is one of the few brands in Volkswagen's stable that doesn't publish financial results but Bernstein analysts estimated the company suffered a loss of $5 million euros on every one of the 450 Veyrons so...More..

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Astronaut Scott Kelly's yearlong mission almost over

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly points to his one-year mission patch, one of many representing his ISS expedition. After landing, Mr. Kelly will have a series of tests on his balance, including navigating an obsta...More..

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CEO defends Apple's resistance in iPhone case

We value all our customers" privacy. Unfortunately for Comey, that message has been undercut by a confidential National Security Council " decision memo " published this week by Bloomberg News. Forcing it t...More..

Science proves Einstein's theory on gravitational waves correct
by | Monday, February 29, 2016

Science proves Einstein's theory on gravitational waves correct

Over the following months, more than 900 scientists worked together to study the event. Sadly, the fanfare around the detection of gravitational waves by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observator...More..