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To adapt to cities, birds must grow their brains or grow their families

To adapt to cities, birds must grow their brains or grow their families

Science
March 25 (UPI) -- As the planet becomes increasingly urbanized, many species, including birds, are struggling to adapt to human presence. Urbanization can drive some bird species to extinction, but others are capable of thriving in cities. New research -- published this week in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution -- suggests birds have a choice of two strategies for adapting to urban life. They can either grow bigger brains, or they can produce more offspring. Better understanding how different bird species respond to human development can help policymakers craft more effective conservation and protection plans. "Cities are harsh environments for most species and therefore often support much lower biodiversity than natural environments," lead study author Ferran Sayol, postdoc...
Essex lorry deaths: Vietnamese families fear relatives among dead

Essex lorry deaths: Vietnamese families fear relatives among dead

World
At least six of the 39 people found dead in a lorry trailer in Essex may have been from Vietnam.The BBC knows of six Vietnamese families who fear their relatives are among the victims. They include Pham Thi Tra My, 26, who has not been heard from since she sent text messages on Tuesday saying she could not breathe.A man was earlier arrested at Stansted Airport on suspicion of manslaughter and conspiracy to traffic people. The 48-year-old from Northern Ireland is the fourth person to be arrested in connection with the investigation. Two people from Warrington are being held on suspicion of manslaughter and conspiracy to traffic people and the lorry driver is in custody on suspicion of murder.Ms Tra My's brother, Pham Ngoc Tuan, sa...
Lion Air families told of fatal Boeing 737 crash causes

Lion Air families told of fatal Boeing 737 crash causes

Business
Mechanical and design problems with the flight control system were among the causes of last year's Lion Air crash, families of the victims have been told.Indonesian investigators focused on a system used to improve handling and prevent stalling on the Boeing 737 Max, which crashed killing 189 people.The 737 Max model was grounded after an Ethiopian Airlines crash in March 2019.On Tuesday, Boeing's Kevin McAllister was ousted, the most senior executive to go in the wake of the crashes.Boeing did not comment ahead of formal publication of the report into the Lion Air crash, which took place 13 minutes after take-off from Jakarta on 29 October.The US company's third-quarter results, due later on Wednesday, are expected to be dominated by the fall-out from th...
32 Easy Meals for Families

32 Easy Meals for Families

Health
Try this recipe: Spicy Braised Carrots, Fennel, and Chickpeas Sick of boring broccoli? Switch up your side dish game with this braised two-veggie dish instead. Shallots, garlic, and oregano add a flavorful kick to a combination of carrots, fennel, and protein-packed chickpeas. This dish tastes even better a day after cooking, so it’s the perfect make-ahead option for busy weeknights. Ingredients: Fennel, carrots, shallots, chickpeas, harissa, garlic, white wine, chicken or vegetable broth, lemon juice, couscous, parsley, oregano, avocado oil Calories: 218