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Spain might put the clocks back to boost the country's economy

Madrid - We're not actually talking about going back in time here, but Spanish lawmakers proposed on Thursday switching the country to a more appropriate time zone to make sleeping and eating times more regular, workers more productive.

Timekeepers adding 'Leap second', will make this weekend longer

Paris - Are you excited for the weekend? After a busy work week, who isn't? Good news: it will be longer, but only by one second. International timekeepers are adding the “leap second” this weekend because the Earth is slowing down.

Leap second: The world’s nations want more time to decide

A decision about whether to abolish the leap second – an extra second added to world time – for January 2018 has been deferred by the world’s nations.

OpEd: Time For Mecca Time! Muslim Leaders Want GMT Replaced As World Time Reference

'One geologist argued that unlike other longitudes, Mecca's was in perfect alignment to magnetic north. He said the English had imposed GMT on the rest of the world by force when Britain was a big colonial power, and it was about time that changed.'
 

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24 Hour clock located at Royal Observatory in Greenwich. This was one of the earliest electrically d...
24 Hour clock located at Royal Observatory in Greenwich. This was one of the earliest electrically driven public clocks and was installed here in 1852. The dial always shows Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) or Universal Time (UT). In summer Britain converts to British Summer Time(BST), which is an hour ahead of GMT, and the clock appears one hour 'late'...
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