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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...
Financial advisors must find their ‘niche’ to survive over next 5 to 10 years

Financial advisors must find their ‘niche’ to survive over next 5 to 10 years

Finance
Sophia Bera, CEO and founder of Gen Y Planning.When financial advisor Sophia Bera founded her Austin, Texas-based practice in 2013, she decided to work primarily with millennial clients.Bera, then 29, wanted to help her peers navigate their early careers and the thorny financial issues, such as managing student debt and buying a first home, that they often encounter.Other financial advisors who traditionally cater to older clients with more wealth were skeptical she'd succeed. Just 7.5% of financial planners rank millennials as their ideal clients, according to SEI, an asset management company.But certified financial planner Bera, 36, has built Gen Y Planning into a profitable business with more than 100 clients.She's also well-positioned to succeed in a rapidly changing market for financi...
Brexit divorce: Five key things the UK must navigate

Brexit divorce: Five key things the UK must navigate

Business
After cohabiting with the European Union (EU) for 47 years, the UK is now free to play the field.But as is already clear, wooing new suitors while also trying to keep a civil footing with the ex will be tricky.With less than one year to thrash out a trading deal, here are six five things the UK now has to work out.1) Who does the UK want to be?The UK is going to have to decide quickly which of its ex-partners' conditions it can live with - and which it is prepared to battle.Prime Minister Boris Johnson's vision for a global Britain is clear: open for business with an overhauled immigration system that puts "people before passports".It's not just about attracting investment. The government wants to be seen as the champion of free trade, especially as it ta...
YouTube, Venmo: AI firm must stop scraping faces from sites

YouTube, Venmo: AI firm must stop scraping faces from sites

Technology
Payment service Venmo has joined YouTube and Twitter in demanding that a facial recognition company stop harvesting user images to identify the people in themBy MATT O'BRIEN AP Technology WriterFebruary 5, 2020, 9:05 PM2 min readNEW YORK -- Payment service Venmo joined YouTube and Twitter on Wednesday in demanding that a facial recognition company stop harvesting user images to identify the people in them, which the startup does as part of its work with police. Venmo said Wednesday it is sending a cease-and-desist letter to New York-based Clearview AI. The small firm has drawn scrutiny following investigative reports in January by the New York Times and Buzzfeed detailing its work with law enforcement agencies and its practice of scraping social media and other internet platforms ...
Kyle Shanahan: 49ers must play 60 minutes to stop Chiefs, ‘freak’ Patrick Mahomes

Kyle Shanahan: 49ers must play 60 minutes to stop Chiefs, ‘freak’ Patrick Mahomes

Sports
MIAMI, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said his team must play hard for the entire 60 minutes of Super Bowl LIV if they hope to contain Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. "All good quarterbacks are tough to beat and plan for and Patrick is as good as anyone," Shanahan said at Super Bowl Opening Night Monday at Marlins Park in Miami. "When you have the arm strength he has and athletic ability he has, there is not one throw he can't make. "He can create stuff and play in the pocket and play in a rhythm like a true pocket passer and when stuff breaks down he can be a freak and creative." Mahomes showed his freakish features by leading the Chiefs out of a 24-0 hole to win their first game this postseason against the Houston Texans. He threw three more to...