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The Amazon is evolving, but not adapting as fast the climate is changing

The Amazon is evolving, but not adapting as fast the climate is changing

Science
Nov. 8 (UPI) -- According to a new survey of the Amazon, the planet's largest forest is shifting its composition in response to climate change. Unfortunately, the research suggests the Amazon isn't evolving fast enough. The climate is changing faster than the Amazon can adapt. Most noticeably, scientists found moisture-loving tree species are dying off faster than they can be replaced by species that can withstand drier conditions. Droughts during the last decades have damaged large portions of the Amazon. "The ecosystem's response is lagging behind the rate of climate change," Adriane Esquivel Muelbert, geographer at the University of Leeds, said in a news release. "The data showed us that the droughts that hit the Amazon basin in the last decades had serious consequences for the makeup ...
Artificial intelligence is changing how investors' money is being managed

Artificial intelligence is changing how investors' money is being managed

Finance
The Dow Jones Industrial Average shed more than 1,300 points earlier this month in the most dramatic drop since February. If you are a client of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, you may have received a message from your financial advisor. The purpose of the message would be to tell you exactly what happened in the market and what the firm's investment professionals are saying about it. It would also tell you your portfolio's current probability of success in light of recent events. The email would come from your financial advisor. But behind the scen...
The £50 note is changing and here's why

The £50 note is changing and here's why

Business
The £50 note will not be scrapped and will instead get a plastic redesign, the Bank of England has said.Fears that the largest denomination was widely used by criminals and rarely for ordinary purchases had prompted a proposal to abolish it.But ministers said the new version, to be printed in the UK, would be more durable, secure and harder to forge.Polymer £5 and £10 notes are already in circulation, while a £20 design will be issued in 2020.There are currently 330 million £50 notes in circulation, with a combined value of £16.5bn, the bank said.'Currency of corrupt elites'In March, a review by the Treasury said that they were "rarely used" for routine transactions."There is also a perception among some that £50 ...
Changing environment influenced human evolution

Changing environment influenced human evolution

Science
Humans may have developed advanced social behaviours and trade 100,000 years earlier than previously thought.This is according to a series of papers published today in Science. The results come from an archaeological site in Kenya's rift valley. "Over one million years of time" is represented at the site, according to Rick Potts from the Smithsonian Institution, who was involved in the studies. There are also signs of developments in toolmaking technologies.Environmental change may have been a key influence in this evolution of early Homo sapiens in the region of the Olorgesailie dig site.The world turned upside downEarly humans were in the area for about 700,000 years, making large hand axes from nearby stone, explained Dr Potts."[Technologically], things changed very slowly, if at all, o...