Scientists have called for a major clinical trial of a substance added to many energy drinks after studies in animals showed that supplementation may slow the ageing process and promote healthier lives. — Guardian
Flares, a “head-butt" maneuver and missiles at the ready: Those are some of the military’s options when a wayward aircraft raises alarms in U.S. airspace. All those options were in play on Sunday afternoon, when an unresponsive Cessna jet flew over Washington, D.C., and crashed in Virginia.
As the plane set off military and defense alarms, it also triggered a series of questions from residents, many of whom heard and even felt a sonic boom after F-16 fighter jets were ordered to intercept the plane.
We have had corporate aircraft that have lost pressurization and everybody on board loses consciousness. And the aircraft then starts to fly on its own until it exhausts the fuel, then it crashes. — NPR
1 flare 名，信號彈
2 head-butt 名，頭部撞擊
3 maneuver 名，策略
4 missle 名，飛彈
5 military 名，軍隊
6 option 名，選項
7 wayward 形，任性的，難以管束的
8 unresponsive 形，無反應的
9 crash 動，墜機
10 trigger 動，引起
11 resident 名，居民
12 sonic boom 名，音爆，聲震
13 intercept 動，攔截
14 corporate 形，公司的
15 pressurization 名，增壓
16 on board 片，在飛機上
17 consciousness 名，意識
18 exhaust 動，耗盡
19 fuel 名，燃料
20 autopilot 名，自動駕駛
The US has been urged to disclose evidence of UFOs after a whistleblower former intelligence official said the government has possession of “intact and partially intact” alien vehicles. — Guardian
Rescuers found no more survivors in the overturned and mangled wreckage of two passenger trains that derailed in eastern India, killing more than 280 people and injuring hundreds in one of the country’s deadliest rail crashes in decades, officials said Saturday.
The scales do not display the weight as this is fed directly into a computer and recorded anonymously along with thousands of other passengers. — NPR
1 weigh 動，秤重量，有…多重
How much does your daughter weigh?
She weighs 12 kilograms.
weight 名，重量 lift weights
gain weight 變胖，增加重量
lose weight 減肥
2 passenger 名，乘客
3 scale 名，磅秤
4 abroad 副，國外
5 display 動，顯示
6 feed/fed/fed 動，供應
7 directly 副，直接
8 record 動，名，紀錄
9 anonymously 副，匿名地
Canada will soon print warning labels directly on cigarettes in a world-first, the country’s health agency announced.
The move follows a 75-day public consultation period that was launched last year. — BBC
Cigarettes damage your organs 香煙損害你的器官
Cigarettes cause cancer 香煙引起癌症
Tobacco smoke harms children 煙草的煙危害兒童
Cigarettes cause impotence 香煙造成不舉
Cigarettes cause leukemia 香煙引起白血症
Poison in every puff 每一口煙都是毒
1 warning label 名，警告標語
2 cigarette 名，香煙
3 consultation 名，諮商
4 organ 名，器官
5 cancer 名，癌症
6 harm 動，傷害
7 impotence 名，陽痿
8 leukemia 名，白血病
9 poison 名，毒
10 puff 名，一口煙霧，泡芙
Japan has extended its natural disaster preparations to vending machines, which will offer free food and drink in the event of a major earthquake or typhoon.
Japan has launched two new vending machines that unlock automatically in the event of a natural disaster.
The machines, which contain about 300 bottles and cans of soft drinks and 150 emergency food items, including nutritional supplements, have been installed near buildings that have been designated as evacuation shelters. — Guardian
In a virtual test staged by the US military, an air force drone controlled by AI decided to “kill” its operator to prevent it from interfering with its efforts to achieve its mission, an official said last month. — Guardian
AI experts issued a dire warning on Tuesday: Artificial intelligence models could soon be smarter and more powerful than usand it is time to impose limits to ensure they don’t take control over humans or destroy the world. — NPR
對了，先前被警察電擊的老太太走了，唉。然後呢昨天有人想開車衝撞白宮，當然是被攔下來了，今天又有人想衝撞英國首相住的唐寧街，也是被攔下來，這世界是怎麼了啦？昨天美國還有一個十一歲小男孩報案因為媽媽被家暴，然後警察來要裡面的人出來時，十一歲小男孩出來時居然胸口被警察開槍，是怎樣啦？警方還沒有發聲明，是太緊張？誤射？小男孩還問媽媽說我做了什麼？What did I do? 明天休息不要再看新聞了，看多了有礙心理健康啊。備課去了啦，不要再混了，哈哈哈。祝大家週末愉快！
The door of an Asiana Airlines jet opened as it was coming in to land in Daegu, South Korea, on Friday afternoon, leaving wind whipping through the plane’s cabin as terrified passengers gripped their armrests, video of the incident shows.
An airline official said a man in his 30s who was sitting at the emergency seat seemed to have opened the door when the aircraft was about 700 feet (213 meters) above the ground and about two to three minutes from landing in the city 150 miles (240 kilometers) south of Seoul.
Neuralink, Elon Musk’s brain-implant company, said on Thursday it had received a green light from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to kickstart its first in-human clinical study, a critical milestone after earlier struggles to gain approval.
Musk envisions both disabled and healthy individuals swiftly getting surgical implants at local centers. These devices aim to cure a range of conditions from obesity, autism, depression and schizophrenia, to enabling web browsing and telepathy. — Guardian
News of Tina Turner’s death reverberated throughout social media, with various celebrities and the White Housereacting to the news by sending their condolences. The rock and roll trailblazer’s death at her home in Switzerland was announced Wednesday. She was 83. — NPR
The footage went viral within hours – sparking a 9,000-person petition, a flood of complaints to the zoo, a government intervention from the Department of Conservation and comments from the prime minister. — Guardian
The airline first announced the Skynest concept, in which six sleep pods in a bunk bed configuration are available on select planes, last year. This week, it provided more specifics about how booking, pricing and other details will work.
According to a press release issued by the airline, the six pods will be located between the economy and premium economy cabins on certain long-haul routes, including the 17-hour direct between New York City and Auckland, which ranks among the longest flights in the world.
Passengers will be able to pre-book a slot in the pod for between NZ$400-$600 (US$254-$380) for a four-hour block, in addition to the regular cost of their ticket. The cabin crew will change out the bedding in each pod after each use. — CNN