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Science in the News

_83648983_83648982Below are this fortnights Science in the news stories and we will be discussing them throughout the school during P1. The aim of sharing these articles is to create discussion and make students think in depth about the world around them. 

They are animal based, unfortunately not about pigs this time.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-33096261

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-33096260

Also in the news, In case you didn’t know, today we will gain an extra second. This is called a leap second. This extra second is added on due to the earth’s slowing rotation. The day is 0.002 seconds longer than the UTC (universal time coordinator) accounts for so every 1.5 years an extra second has to be added.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/11706014/Clocks-to-read-115960-as-time-lords-add-leap-second.html

clock-elizabeth-to_3078420b"Time isn't a straight line. It's all... bumpy-wumpy. There's loads of boring stuff. Like Sundays and Tuesdays and Thursday afternoons. But now and then there are Saturdays. Big temporal tipping points when anything's possible."

So make the most of your extra second today.

Happy Sciencing!

Ms R Phillips - Teacher of Science