Leap second 2016: Why this New Year's Eve will have an extra second

Friday, December 30, 2016 - 07:31 in Biology & Nature

The year 2017 isn’t coming as soon as you think. In fact, it will be exactly one second late. On Dec. 31, 2016, the international time keeping community will tack an additional second, known as a leap second, on to the last minute of the year. As midnight approaches, the official atomic clocks...

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