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The tiny treeshrew defies a pair of evolutionary rules

The tiny treeshrew defies a pair of evolutionary rules

Science
Jan. 5 (UPI) -- The tiny treeshrew is a breaker of evolutionary rules, specifically of the ecogeographical type.According to a new paper published this week in the journal Ecology and Evolution, the common treeshrew, Tupaia glis, flouts both the island rule and Bergmann's rule, a pair of rules describing expected geographical variation within a species.According to the island rule, specimens of small mammals living on islands tend to evolve larger bodies than their relatives on the mainland. Larger mammals tend to evolve smaller bodies on islands.Bergmann's rules describe the tendency for populations of a species to evolve larger bodies in colder climates, among higher latitudes, while populations closer to the equator, living in warmer climates, develop smaller bodies.Researchers measured...
Home rules tweaked in Haryana, now get occupation certificates in 8 days

Home rules tweaked in Haryana, now get occupation certificates in 8 days

Finance
GURUGRAM: The Haryana government has decided to allow people constructing homes to file a self-declaration mentioning they have followed the building plan in an attempt to streamline the process of issuing occupation certificates. Under the amended Haryana Building Code, 2017, a person building a home will have to give a "self-certificate" through a recognised architect to the department of town and country planning. The government is expected to issue the occupation certificate (OC) in eight working days if the applicant is found to have followed all the rules of construction. Officials said the district town planner (DTP) and the assistant town planner (ATP) might conduct random checks of the site to ensure the new rules aren't misused. In case of any discrepancy, the department ...
Uber must follow same rules as taxis – EU court

Uber must follow same rules as taxis – EU court

Business
Ride hailing phone app Uber is a taxi service and can be regulated, an EU Court has ruled.The ruling from Europe's highest court found that Uber "must be regarded as being inherently linked to a transport service and, accordingly, must be classified as 'a service in the field of transport'​​​​​​".In short, this means Uber will now be officially recognised as a cab company rather than a technology company.Image:Uber has insisted the outcome of the case will not affect their businessOne implication of the ruling is that the company will now be regulated as transport company, meaning that rules can be set at country level.:: 10 Uber-interesting facts from 'brilliant jerks' to forced selfiesIn contrast, rules for digital platforms - which the company had argued that they were - are set Europe-
FCC votes to repeal net neutrality rules

FCC votes to repeal net neutrality rules

Technology
The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to reverse so-called net neutrality rules that govern how internet service providers treat content and data. The five commissioners of the FCC voted along party lines — three Republicans to two Democrats — to roll back the rules, imposed in 2015 under President Barack Obama. The public debate over the rules has been heated at times, and Thursday's decision came after a brief delay when, on the "advice of security," FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced they needed to take a recess and the hearing room was evacuated. Reversal supporters claimed the rules unnecessarily regulate the industry and impede the free market. "It is not the job of the government to pick the winners and losers of the internet ... We should have a level playing field,
Judge temporarily blocks new Trump rules on birth control

Judge temporarily blocks new Trump rules on birth control

Health
A federal judge in Philadelphia on Friday ordered the Trump administration not to enforce new rules that could significantly reduce women's access to free birth control. Judge Wendy Beetlestone issued the injunction, temporarily stopping the government from enforcing the policy change to former President Barack Obama's health care law. The law required most companies to cover birth control at no additional cost, though it included exemptions for religious organizations. The new policy would allow more categories of employers, including publicly traded companies, to opt out of providing free contraception to women by claiming religious objections. It would allow any company that is not publicly traded to deny coverage on moral grounds. Beetlestone, appointed to the bench by Obama, called t...