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Researchers Propose New 12-Month Calendar
2011-12-28 05:57:19

Researchers at John Hopkins University have come up with a new, simpler 12-month calendar. The team used computer programs and mathematical formulas to create the new calendar in which each new 12-month period is identical to the one before. Under the new calendar, if Christmas fell on a Sunday in 2012, it would also fall on a Sunday in 2013, 2014 and beyond. Also, the months September, March, June and December would have 31 days, while the rest would have 30. "Our plan offers a...

2011-03-08 08:30:00

NEW YORK, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Reader's Digest, the world's largest global editorial brand with a reputation for "getting to the heart of the matter" and capturing the best of America, is expanding its "We Hear You America" campaign in response to the overwhelming participation of towns and cities across America. A new round of cheering (voting) at rd.com begins today, so towns that worked so hard to rally their communities the first time around but missed out on prizes - and...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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