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Feed Why Are There So Many More Species Of Insects? Because Insects Have Been Here Lo->

Scientists show that many insect groups like beetles and butterflies have fantastic numbers of species because these groups are so old. In contrast, less diverse groups, like mammals and birds, are evolutionarily younger. This is a surprisingly simple answer to a fundamental biological puzzle.
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Submission + - Daylight Saving Change: No savings, No point

Giolon writes: Ars Technica is reporting that the plan to enter daylight savings early in order to save power has been largely a bust:

"As it turns out, the US Department of Energy (and almost everyone else except members of Congress) was correct when they predicted that there would be little energy savings. This echoed concerns voiced after a similar experiment was attempted in Australia. Critics pointed out a basic fact: the gains in the morning will be offset by the losses at night, and vice-versa, at both ends of the switch. That appears to be exactly what happened."

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