日期:2020-10-11 Picking pineapples can be arduous, heavy work often with little reward. The price paid for each individual fruit is a fraction of a penny. 采摘菠萝可是一项苦差事,而且往往回报甚微。每个菠萝的价格仅是一便士的零头。 The leaves from pineapple plants ar... 阅读全文>>

日期:2020-10-11 Believe it or not, ten years ago Charlotte Banfield had a phobia of water. 信不信由你,十年前,夏洛特班菲尔德很怕水。 I used to be really scared to go to the beach, go near the shower, go in the rain. It was more of a sensory thing. The feel of wate... 阅读全文>>

日期:2020-10-11 Do you want to find a meteorite? Well, here is where to look out on the Antarctic ice. The pristine white surface makes meteorites easier to see. 你想找一颗陨石吗?你可以在南极的冰面上试试!这里一尘不染的白色表面让陨石更容易被看到。 Alexander Gerst... 阅读全文>>

日期:2020-10-11 We all need to eat, and when we go to buy food at the supermarket, were spoilt for choice in the range of items available that can be turned into a delicious meal. But we often purchase food thats been mass-produced and thats travelled many miles be... 阅读全文>>

日期:2020-10-11 We are all aware of climate change and how it is threatening our planet. Industrialisation, our disposable culture and population growth are some of the reasons why we are seeing average temperatures rise and more extreme weather events. And scienti... 阅读全文>>

日期:2020-09-30 San Francisco birds started singing differently in the quiet of the coronavirus lockdown, says a study in Science. 《科学》杂志的一项研究称,旧金山的鸟儿在安静的疫情封锁期间叫声发生了改变。 Before, urban white-crowned sparrows breeding territories w... 阅读全文>>

日期:2020-09-30 A number of studies have shown how playing video games can lead to structural changes in the brain, including increasing the size of some regions, or to functional changes, such as activating the areas responsible for attention or visual-spatial ski... 阅读全文>>

日期:2020-09-22 One of the problems damaging our planet is the number of things we throw away. Rubbish of all kinds is piling up in landfill and polluting our rivers and oceans. A more recent addition to the list of things we chuck away is e-waste electronic items... 阅读全文>>

日期:2020-09-22 How are you feeling today? Often when we ask people that question, they reply not bad, or could be worse. But what would make us feel perfect? Maybe we could live better by being healthier, less stressed, more motivated but how? Of course there are... 阅读全文>>

日期:2020-09-22 Have you ever wondered why your brother or sister doesnt look exactly like you despite having the same family tree? If you think thats odd, even stranger is the idea that you and your sibling may have very different ancestry genes. You have the same... 阅读全文>>

日期:2020-09-19 Do you sometimes find yourself drawing random patterns and designs during meetings and lectures? Some people believe it shows you arent listening or paying attention. However, there are studies which claim the opposite, and that doodling might actua... 阅读全文>>

日期:2020-09-19 2020 is a leap year, and as we all know leap years happen every four years, right? Wrong. That extra day in February is designed to keep the Earth in sync with the astrological or seasonal year. But, what you might not realise is that the maths isnt... 阅读全文>>

日期:2020-09-19 For me, it was bacon. There I was, standing in the streets of Medellin, Colombia, looking hungrily at a delicious empanada. The sign read queso y tocino. Because Id got my tongue round some essential Spanish vocabulary, I knew that queso was cheese.... 阅读全文>>

日期:2020-09-19 If youre in a job performing tedious tasks, you might think that a robot could do the work instead. But perhaps we underestimate how much technology already helps with the activities that we would otherwise have to do. And as artificial intelligence... 阅读全文>>

日期:2020-09-19 Have you ever watched one of the many TV shows set during the apocalypse - a dystopian future where life as we know it is over and people are only focussed on survival? If its not zombies, its viruses or natural disasters. One thing that seems to be... 阅读全文>>

日期:2020-09-19 For sports fans, theres nothing better than watching a live event on TV or at a sports venue. But theres nothing worse than that event being called off because of bad weather. Bad light, a waterlogged pitch or excessive heat can cause matches to be... 阅读全文>>

日期:2020-09-19 From gathering food to finding a mate and communicating with other members of society, many of the most basic human activities are now being carried out in the virtual realm. It should come as little surprise, then, that the multitude of brain regio... 阅读全文>>

日期:2020-09-19 When you see lovely little bars of lemon-thyme or lavender hand soaps on the rim of a sink, you know they are there to make you feel as fresh as a gardenia-scented daisy. We all know washing our hands is important, but, like washcloths and towels, c... 阅读全文>>

日期:2020-09-19 Regular physical activity is a huge boost to mental wellbeing, on par with a hefty raise. Instead of logging extra hours at work in hopes of getting a raise, maybe you should hit the gym instead, as it could make you just as happy as that extra mone... 阅读全文>>

日期:2020-09-19 If you grew up in the suburbs, you recognize it immediately: the sweet, sharp smell of someone mowing a lawn or ballfield. As it wafts into your nostrils, it somehow manages to smell exactly like the color green. But what are we really smelling when... 阅读全文>>

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