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Clouds make newer climate models more realistic, but also less certain

Clouds make newer climate models more realistic, but also less certain

Science
June 24 (UPI) -- Efforts to improve the precision with which climate models simulate cloud processes have yielded more realistic models. New research suggests these efforts have also introduced greater uncertainty, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances. When the latest generation of climate models started producing results last year, researchers noticed that several models were predicting higher amounts of warming than previous models. The results of the new models inspired news headlines that suggested global warming might be worse than previously thought. Advertisement As researchers with the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project, CMIP6, soon found out, a few of the latest generation of models predicted smaller levels of warming than previous models. T...
Arsene Wenger reveals why he loved ‘special’ Highbury but also why he ‘pushed’ Arsenal to leave their beloved home for the Emirates Stadium

Arsene Wenger reveals why he loved ‘special’ Highbury but also why he ‘pushed’ Arsenal to leave their beloved home for the Emirates Stadium

Sports
Arsene Wenger has told talkSPORT he loved Highbury so much he would take a detour on his drive home just to see the ‘special stadium’. But he has also explained why he ‘pushed’ Arsenal to leave their beloved home for the Emirates Stadium in 2006. The legendary former Gunners boss joined talkSPORT host Jim White and Gunners legend Martin Keown on Friday for a very special interview, on the anniversary of Arsenal’s final game at Highbury 14 years ago. getty Arsene Wenger steered Arsenal to three Premier League titles during their Highbury days, but silverware dried up following their exit to the Emirates Stadium The Arsenal Stadium, as it was officially known, was home to the north London club for 93 years, from 1913 until 2006, when it was partly demo
European Space Agency gets more funds, also for Moon mission

European Space Agency gets more funds, also for Moon mission

Technology
The 22 member states of the European Space agency have pledged to boost their funding to support more missions and research projects, including a new generation of satellites to monitor climate changeByThe Associated PressNovember 28, 2019, 4:14 PM2 min read The 22 member states of the European Space agency pledged Thursday to boost their funding to support more missions and research projects, including a new generation of satellites to monitor climate change. The agency’s director-general, Jan Woerner, said at the conclusion two-day ministerial meeting in Seville, Spain, that member states pledged a record three-year budget of 12.5 billion euros ($ 13.7 million) plus an additional 1.9 billion euros to cover operational costs and basic research in years four and five. “14.4 billion euros.
Chelsea lead transfer battle for Ben Chilwell with Manchester United also in for Leicester defender

Chelsea lead transfer battle for Ben Chilwell with Manchester United also in for Leicester defender

Sports
Chelsea have move ahead of all their rivals in the race to sign Leicester and England defender Ben Chilwell, reports claim. Chilwell, the left-back, has emerged as one of the finest young players in the Premier League over the past few seasons, and he’s currently playing a key role for the Foxes as they attempt to gatecrash the top six after starting the campaign strongly. Getty Images - Getty Chilwell has been capped eight times by England and has already made more than 100 appearances at club level 'He's not finished, he's only 28!' - talkSPORT's funniest ever call His rise to fame has coincided with some of England’s biggest clubs keeping tabs on him, with the 22-year-old allegedly a target of Man City’s over the summer. Pep Gu
Insecticides that threaten bees also harm damselflies, study finds

Insecticides that threaten bees also harm damselflies, study finds

Science
July 5 (UPI) -- New research suggests damselflies are being harmed by thiacloprid, a common neonicotinoid insecticide used by farmers to kill aphids and whiteflies. When researchers first began testing the efficacy and safety of neonicotinoids, insecticides synthetically derived from nicotine, they determined the chemicals only harmed insects that actually ate the sprayed crops. Thus, only the targeted pests would be killed. But over the last decade, dozens have studies have shown this assumption to be false and identified neonicotinoid exposure as the primary driver of colony collapse disorder and the decline of honey bees all over the world. The latest study, published this week in the Journal of Applied Ecology, suggests other bystanders are also being negatively affected, including d...