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Scientists use 3D climate model to narrow search for habitable exoplanets

Scientists use 3D climate model to narrow search for habitable exoplanets

Science
Nov. 14 (UPI) -- For the first time, scientists used a 3D climate model that incorporates photochemistry to study the habitability of exoplanets surrounding M dwarf stars. The findings -- published Thursday in the Astrophysical Journal -- could help planetary scientists know what to look for when surveying potentially habitable exoplanets. Researchers adopted a 3D climate model, originally developed by scientists at the University of Colorado-Boulder for the study of Earth's climate, to simulate the atmospheric dynamics of faraway planets -- specifically exoplanets orbiting M dwarf stars. These stars, also called red dwarfs, give off relatively small amounts light and heat. Originally, scientists thought M dwarfs were rare, and because they're relatively cool, scientists assumed planetar...
Free salary negotiation classes for women aim to narrow the pay gap

Free salary negotiation classes for women aim to narrow the pay gap

Finance
When Marie Villegas, 46, an IT project manager, was about to start a new position with the Department of Defense contractor she works for, she Googled "salary negotiation tips.""I knew my responsibilities would increase, but I wasn't sure how to actually ask for more money," she said.That's how Villegas learned about a free salary negotiation session coming up that weekend in Washington, D.C., where she lives. It was geared toward equipping women with tools and tactics to lobby for more pay and better benefits.Villegas left the workshop with a plan. That same day, she emailed her manager to request a meeting. When they met, she laid out her points and he was receptive, she said, and agreed to meet her in the middle.While Villegas didn't get the $ 20,000 raise she asked for, she was offered...
England v Australia warm-up: Steve Smith hits ton as Aaron Finch’s side earn narrow win

England v Australia warm-up: Steve Smith hits ton as Aaron Finch’s side earn narrow win

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device World Cup warm-up, SouthamptonAustralia 297-9 (50 overs): Smith 116, Warner 43, Plunkett 4-69England 285 (49.3 overs): Vince 64, Buttler 52, Behrendorff 2-43Australia win by 12 runsScorecardEngland fell to a 12-run defeat by Australia in a thrilling World Cup warm-up match in Southampton after Steve Smith's first century since being banned for his part in the ball-tampering scandal.Smith hit 116 off 102 balls in an impressively composed innings to steer his side to 297-9.James Vince and Jos Buttler struck fine fifties to seemingly put Englan...
Manchester City 3-0 Wolves: Gabriel Jesus scores twice as City narrow gap on Liverpool

Manchester City 3-0 Wolves: Gabriel Jesus scores twice as City narrow gap on Liverpool

Sports
Gabriel Jesus scored twice as Manchester City eased past 10-man Wolves to cut Liverpool's lead at the top of the table to four points.City did not manage a repeat of the scoring feats that had seen them hit 16 goals against Rotherham and Burton in their previous two games, but the outcome was rarely in doubt despite the relatively modest winning margin.Jesus opened the scoring after 10 minutes when Leroy Sane ran on to a peach of a pass by Aymeric Laporte and squared for the Brazilian to slide home. A tough task for Wolves got even harder when Willy Boly was dismissed nine minutes later, with the French defender shown a straight red card for a dangerous jumping challenge on Bernardo Silva.Liv...
Manchester City 2-1 Liverpool: Champions narrow gap on leaders to four points

Manchester City 2-1 Liverpool: Champions narrow gap on leaders to four points

Sports
Manchester City reignited the Premier League title race as they ended Liverpool's 20-game unbeaten start to the season to reduce their lead at the top of the table to four points.Pep Guardiola's hosts knew nothing less than a win at Etihad Stadium would do on a Thursday night riddled with tension that produced a game that was frenetic if not a classic.Leroy Sane produced the decisive moment 18 minutes from time as he collected Raheem Sterling's pass to fire across Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson, after it had seemed like Roberto Firmino's stooping header would maintain the visitors' unbeaten sequence. Sergio Aguero had earlier given City the lead with a rising, near-post drive just before the in...