Leap Years, Leap Seconds, and a Brief History of the Western Calendar

Happy February 29, everybody! Have you ever wondered why we add an extra day to the calendar every four years? As it turns out, the solar year is a little longer than the modern 365-day calendar year, which has necessitated numerous modifications to the calendar over the years to try to keep everything moving smoothly.  Read More Leap Years, Leap Seconds, and a Brief History of the Western Calendar

A Brief History of Women’s History Month

March is my favorite month. I’m biased towards it, because my birthday is on the first, and any month lucky enough to host my birth is pretty awesome by definition, but I’ve always secretly loved that it coincided with Women’s History Month. Like many a feminist, I’ve  participated in celebrations and presentations during this time, but it’s only been recently that I realized I had no knowledge whatsoever of its history. Read More A Brief History of Women’s History Month