Markets take precautions to avoid possible glitches from leap second


John Oliver has something for you to do during your extra second of time tonight. What, you didn't realize you earned an extra second? Scientists tracking the earth's rotation have noticed that it has slowed slightly, so to keep atomic clocks and

What's a leap second, you may ask? Well, you're probably familiar with the concept of a leap day, wherein timekeepers add an extra 24 hours to the calendar every four years in order to keep the annual schedule in sync with Earth's circuit around the Sun.

What's a leap second, you may ask? Well, you're probably familiar with the concept of a leap day, wherein timekeepers add an extra 24 hours to the calendar every four years in order to keep the annual schedule in sync with Earth's circuit around the Sun.

Experts say leap second is a lot like leap year, only a whole lot shorter. (Shutterstock Image). WPVI. Monday, June 29, 2015 11:17PM. What can happen in a second? Apparently a lot. The world is cautiously preparing for something taking place Tuesday 

Experts say leap second is a lot like leap year, only a whole lot shorter. (Shutterstock Image). WPVI. Monday, June 29, 2015 11:17PM. What can happen in a second? Apparently a lot. The world is cautiously preparing for something taking place Tuesday