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Slowing Gulf Stream current to boost warming for 20 years

Slowing Gulf Stream current to boost warming for 20 years

Science
The prospect of the Gulf Stream slowing down and even stopping altogether has worried many experts in recent years. Some believed that this would cause a rapid cooling around the world with resulting global chaos.But a new study finds the Gulf Stream go-slow will have a significant impact on planetary temperatures, but not in a chilled out way.The Gulf Stream is an ocean current that keeps the UK warmer than it would be given its latitude alone.Researchers say a slower current will carry less heat down to the deep oceans meaning more will enter the atmosphere.Worries over the fate of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (Amoc), of which the Gulf Stream is part, were graphically illustrated in the 2004 film, The Day After Tomorrow. It focused on...
How this Grand Theft Auto stream is highlighting US gun crime

How this Grand Theft Auto stream is highlighting US gun crime

Technology
We hear a lot about how video games are to blame for violence, but how about a video game project that highlights violent gun crime in American society?That's what Professor Joseph DeLappe is trying to achieve with his Grand Theft Auto livestream, Elegy.Elegy is a "hacked" version of Grand Theft Auto 5 which you can find on games streaming platform, Twitch.In it, non-playable characters (NPCs) do nothing but shoot each other dead.But there's more to the action on screen than senseless violence. The stream is connected to American gun crime deaths from 2018. Every NPC killed in the stream represents one US citizen who has died this year in a shooting incident.The stream resets at midnight and the ...
Belgium vs England: World Cup preview, live commentary, stream and team line-ups

Belgium vs England: World Cup preview, live commentary, stream and team line-ups

Sports
third-place play-off talkSPORT looks ahead to the third-place play-off on Saturday It’s the penultimate game – but it could still be a cracker. England and Belgium must pick themselves up from semi-final elimination and battle it out for third place on Saturday. Neither side will have recovered from the heartbreak of missing out on a World Cup final just a matter of days ago, nor will they care whether they come third or fourth. Kane and Hazard have starred at the tournament But there are a few individual scores to be settled at the Saint Petersburg Stadium. Romelu Lukaku is Harry Kane’s closest rival for the Golden Boot. The Belgian has four goals to Kane’s six. A tie would be settled by assists and then minutes ...
Juventus v Real Madrid: Preview, live stream and talkSPORT commentary of Champions League League clash

Juventus v Real Madrid: Preview, live stream and talkSPORT commentary of Champions League League clash

Sports
Juventus host Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter-finalsTuesday, April 3, 2018Juventus v Real Madrid is LIVE on talkSPORT.In a replay of last season's Champions League final two European heavyweights enter the arena to battle each other again - this time in the 2017/18 quarter-finals.Real Madrid will feel they have an advantage have beaten their opponents 4-1 last June to lift the trophy in Cardiff.But Juventus have shown they're no pushovers this season, coming from behind to beat Tottenham Hotspur in the round of 16, despite being dominated for large portions of the match.Team newsPredicted Juventus XI: Buffon; De Sciglio, Barzagli, Chiellini, Asamoah; Khedira, Bentancur, Matuidi; Dybala, Higuaín, Douglas Costa.Out: Benatia (suspended), Pjanić (suspended), Bernarde
Changes in jet stream since 1960 responsible for uptick in extreme weather

Changes in jet stream since 1960 responsible for uptick in extreme weather

Science
Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Scientists have identified a link between jet stream variability during the last half-century and increases in extreme weather in Europe, including storms, flooding, drought, heatwaves and wildfires.Using tree rings from the British Isles and Mediterranean, scientists at the University of Arizona sussed out late-summer weather patterns across Western Europe going back nearly three centuries, to 1725."We find that the position of the North Atlantic Jet in summer has been a strong driver of climate extremes in Europe for the last 300 years," Valerie Trouet, a scientist at Arizona's Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, said in a news release.The work of Trouet and her colleagues helped provide context for modern observations of the jet stream's seasonal patterns. Their data -- p...