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Crazy Leap Year Facts That Will Blow Your Mind!

Years that are divisible by 100, but not by 400, do not contain a leap day. Farming folk say beans and peas planted in a leap year "grow the wrong way". That's pretty good when you are only 20 years old. Since an extra 24 hours accumulates every four years, an extra calendar day, February the 29th , was added every four years by Roman General Julius Caesar over 2,000 years ago to keep the calendar balanced with the sun's position, according to timeanddate.com.

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Total solar eclipse to take place March 9

This eclipse will take place on March 9th (Wednesday), or late Tuesday night (8th) for the Americas. The astronomical phenomenon will begin at 8:05 am and end at 9:57 am Hong Kong Time, with the maximum eclipse scheduled to happen around 8:58 am.

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Scott Kelly Hands Over ISS Command to Tim Kopra

Kopra, along with Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and British astronaut Tim Peake, arrived at the International Space Station in December . Comparison samples were taken throughout their stay in space and will continue for a year or more after their return to Earth.

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YouTube creates team for reducing flawed video takedowns

Through user feedback, we realized that we needed to establish a channel for users to alert us to our mistakes. In a post on Google's support forum , YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki said, "Recently, there's been a lot of discussion about the enforcement of our policies, from video takedowns to channel demonetization".

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Microsoft says it will narrow gap between Windows Store and Steam titles

Games downloaded and played from the Windows Store seem to be a very limited and poorly executed experience when compared to using other launchers and platforms. The videos feature two teachers - known as " The Bug Chicks " - being impressed by several new Windows PC features, which do not exist on Mac .   Finally, we're introduced to Cortana, Windows 10's personal voice assistant, which can be used to find any file.

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Microsoft takes a dig at Apple's Macs in new Windows 10 advertisements

Tweeting out to someone asking about the limitations of the Windows 10 Universal App platform, Spencer said : "We know lists like this include features PC gamers want to see from us, we appreciate the feedback and have plans to improve".