What is Daylight Saving Time? The science behind turning back the clocks

In the wee hours of Sunday, March 8, the clock on your phone will appear to glitch. At 2:00 a.m., the clocks will "spring forward," suddenly switching to become 3:00 a.m. The intervening hour will be lost to the ether (and, if you have an alarm set, so will your sleep be rudely curtailed).Setting the clocks forward and back twice a year for Daylight Saving Time may feel like an old-fashioned habit, but there is a scientific reason why we meddle with time in this way.This year, Daylight Saving starts at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 8. When the clock strikes two, time will be made to artificially ...


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