B: I think we should keep a daily record of our body temperature, so that we can track our health status.
A: Good idea, we might need to provide the information to the authorities.
B: I just thought of something: The thermometer is broken.
A: My sister has a spare one. I can ask her to bring it over and she can leave it outside the door.
A group of high school students sued the College Entrance Examination Board, claiming its advanced placement tests are unfair to teens trapped at home by the coronavirus pandemic without adequate computers or Internet connections. The board, which offers college-level curriculum for courses and exams to high school students, and Educational Testing Services (ETS), which administers the advanced placement exams, discriminated against students without sufficient resources, those in remote locations and the disabled, according to a proposed class-action complaint filed last Tuesday in a Los Angeles federal court. “It is unrealistic to think that all students have quiet, private spaces at home in
Most people believe that paragliding is a sport for young people only. That’s as may be, but 106-year-old Yu Te-hsin from Taichung has always wanted to experience the feeling of soaring through the sky. On May 14, Yu’s family took him to Tiger Head Mountain in Nantou County’s Puli Township for the ride of his life. After receiving professional instruction, he completed a successful takeoff and landing and broke the record in Taiwan for the oldest person to attempt the feat. A retired teacher, Yu takes his health and fitness seriously and, despite his advancing years, remains in rude health. He
The Proto-Indo-European (PIE) root meaning “man” is ner-. It survives in male names such as Andrew and Alexander, and is the root of the word that gives us “android,” first used in English in 1837 and meaning an automaton resembling a human being in form and movement. Android derives from the Greek andro- (man) and -eides (form, shape). The ancient PIE root ner- also gave us the Greek anthropos, meaning “man, human being” (including women) — as opposed to the gods — and the English prefix anthropo- (“pertaining to man or human beings”). From here we have anthropocentric (placing humanity
A: One of the bands that I liked canceled their tour, but they decided to livestream a gig without an actual audience. B: An online gig sounds cool, but without a live audience wouldn’t it be a bit flat? A: I was also skeptical at first, but as soon as the gig started I was totally into it. B: Won’t the bands lose money hand over fist? A: 雖然我喜歡的樂團取消巡演，但是他們後來決定在原場地網路直播無觀眾演唱會。 B: 線上演唱會聽起來很酷，但是仔細一想沒觀眾好像有點冷清？ A: 我本來也不抱期待，沒想到演唱會一開始我就立刻沉浸在其中。 B: 不過樂團辦這樣的活動是不是會虧錢啊？ English 英文: Chinese 中文: