Australia bailed on a submarine contract with France worth $66 billion last week, choosing instead to work with the United States and the United Kingdom. Outraged, France recalled its ambassadors to the U.S. and Australia.
Australia announced it would join the U.S. and the U.K. in a trilateral security partnership, AUKUS, which lists the development of nuclear submarines for Australia as priority No. 1. — NPR
Students are destroying or stealing items at their schools, often in the school bathrooms, for what school administrators and police are blaming on a TikTok trend.
Reports have emerged from across the country: a stolen soap dispenser and damaged sink in Florida; intentionally clogged toilets and mirrors and soap dispensers ripped from walls in California; destruction and red dye staining the bathrooms and a teacher’s belongings stolen in Arkansas; ceiling tiles and partitions destroyed in Tennessee. — NPR
學生們在破壞跟偷它們的學校的東西，通常是學校的廁所，學校管理當局跟警察把這怪在 Til Tok 的流行上。
A glass bottle that was released into the sea 37 years ago by high school students in Japan has been found on the island of Hawaii, about 6,000km away.
Students of the natural science club at Choshi High School in the eastern prefecture of Chiba released the bottle in 1984 as part of a project to investigate ocean currents, Japanese newspaper Manichi reported. — The Guardian
Scientists Say They Could Bring Back Woolly Mammoths. But Maybe They Shouldn’t
Using recovered DNA to “genetically resurrect" an extinct species — the central idea behind the Jurassic Park films — may be moving closer to reality with the creation this week of a new company that aims to bring back woolly mammoths thousands of years after the last of the giants disappeared from the Arctic tundra. — NPR
使用恢復的 DNA 來「用基因復活」一個絕種的物種 — 侏羅紀公園電影中的中心概念 — 可能更接近事實，這個星期一家新公司的創辦，他們的目標是帶回真猛瑪象在數千年這些巨大的生物從極地凍原消失後。
1 woolly mammoth 名，真猛瑪象
2 DNA 名，去氧核糖核酸
3 genetically 副，與基因相關的
4 resurrect 動，復活 /ˌrez.əˈrekt/
5 extinct 形，絕種的
6 tundra 名，凍原
1,428 Dolphins Were Slaughtered As Part Of A Tradition. Activists Say It’s Cruel
The slaughter of 1,428 white-sided dolphins over the weekend, part of a four-century-old traditional drive of sea mammals into shallow water where they are killed for their meat and blubber, has reignited a debate on the small Faeroe Islands.
The hunt in the North Atlantic islands is not commercial and is authorized, but environmental activists claim it is cruel. — NPR
Facebook gives high-profile users special treatment, which includes immunity from its rules for some, and allowed Brazilian footballer Neymar to post nude pictures of a woman who had accused him of rape, according to a report. — The Guardian
Animal researchers in California have discovered human-like personality traits in squirrels that anybody watching one raiding nuts from a bird table could probably have guessed: they are bold, aggressive, athletic and sociable. — The Guardian
Groundbreaking studies into how well beards soften punches to the face, the benefits of transporting rhinoceroses upside down, and orgasms as a nasal decongestant were honoured on Thursday night with one of the most coveted awards in science: the Ig Nobel prize.
Not to be confused with the more prestigious – and lucrative – Nobel awards, to be announced from Stockholm and Oslo next month, the Ig Nobels celebrate the quirkier realms of science, rewarding research that first makes people laugh and then makes them think. — The Guardian
Australian families separated by state border closures have celebrated Father’s Day with hugs and emotional greetings across barricades.
Police crews guarding the border didn’t stop people from embracing but handed out masks to those gathered.
Local media showed images of mothers handing babies to fathers across the barrier, and many people leaning over for teary embraces. — BBC
1 border 名，邊境
2 closure 名，關閉
3 emotional 形，激動的
4 barricade 名，路障
5 embrace 動，擁抱
6 barrier 名，障礙物
7 lean 動，傾身
8 teary 形，流淚的
Israeli authorities have launched a massive manhunt after six Palestinian prisoners escaped from one of the country’s most secure jails overnight.
The men are believed to have dug a tunnel from their cell over several months that led to a road outside Gilboa Prison’s walls. — BBC
1 Israeli 形，以色列的
2 launch 動，推出，開始
3 massive 形，巨大的
4 manhunt 名，追捕
5 Palestinian 形，巴勒斯坦的
6 prisoner 名，犯人
7 overnight 副，一夜間，在晚上
8 tunnel 名，隧道
9 cell 名，牢房
10 be believed to 片，據說
Animals are increasingly “shapeshifting” because of the climate crisis, researchers have said.
Warm-blooded animals are changing their physiology to adapt to a hotter climate, the scientists found. This includes getting larger beaks, legs and ears to better regulate their body temperature. — The Guardian
Windows 10 其實還蠻好用的，原本印表機跟 MacBook 的一個更新不相容，要很複雜的下載程式重開機的時候要做一些動作，潔西怕不成功便成仁所以不能掃描很久了。剛剛印表機插上電腦，馬上就可以印了，好強，可是潔西要掃描，所以下載了程式，弄半天，耶，終於可以掃描了，超開心的啊，今天最開心！
The man shot dead by police after stabbing six people in an Islamic State-inspired attack on Friday was sentenced by a New Zealand court earlier in the year for possessing IS propaganda that encouraged acts of violence and terrorism. — The Guardian
Your Next Car May Be Built With Ocean Rocks. Scientists Can’t Agree If That’s Good
Deep sea mining could provide minerals essential for making electric vehicles. But regulations are incomplete, and questions persist about the impact on the ocean’s ability to store carbon dioxide. — NPR
Hurricane Ida’s remnants brought catastrophic levels of rain to the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic on Wednesday into Thursday, triggering statewide emergencies as well as the first flash flood emergency issued for New York City. — NPR
Big John, largest known triceratops skeleton, goes on display before auction — The Guardian
Twitter is trialling an anti-troll feature that will automatically block accounts sending abuse to users. — The Guardian
1 trial 動，試驗
2 anti-troll 名，反煽動攻擊言論
3 feature 名，特色
4 automatically 副，自動地
5 block 動，封鎖
6 abuse 名，辱罵，毀謗
With the U.S. Supreme Court mum, a new law went into effect in Texas that bans abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy. That’s well before many women even know they are pregnant.
The law allows private citizens to sue abortion providers and anyone else who helps a woman obtain an abortion — including those who give a woman a ride to a clinic or provide financial assistance to obtain an abortion. Private citizens who bring these suits don’t need to show any connection to those they are suing. — NPR
A New Jersey woman calling herself the AntiVaxMomma on Instagram sold several hundred fake COVID-19 vaccination cards at $200 a pop to New York City-area jab dodgers, including people working in hospitals and nursing homes, prosecutors said Tuesday. — NPR