• Finding a New Spring 尋找一處新泉水

    10-07-28 Once upon a time a certain tradesman was leading a caravan(大篷車,旅行隊) to another country to sell his goods. Along the way they came to the edge of a severe hot-sand desert. They asked about, and found that during the daytime the sun heats up...

  • 環境氣候詞匯1

    10-07-20 防風林 wind breaks 防沙林 sand breaks 速生林 fast-growing trees 降低資源消耗率 slow down the rate of resource degradation 開發可再生資源 develop renewable resources 環保產品 environment-friendly products 美化環境 landscaping design for environmental...

  • La Brea

    10-07-13 La Brea Duncan Forbes I am the tarred and feathered(嚴厲懲罰) stork(鸛) Who flapped its limbs until they stuck. I am a tapir(貘) ancestor Who came for water, swallowed tar(焦油,柏油) . This is the asphalt(瀝青,柏油) killing-ground, A lak...

  • The Bight 海灣

    10-07-13 The Bight 海灣 by Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979) At low tide like this how sheer the water is. White, crumbling ribs of marl protrude and glare and the boats are dry, the pilings dry as matches, Absorbing, rather than being absorbed, the water in the...

  • 火星環境曾經適宜生物的生存

    10-06-28 Conditions favourable to life may once have existed all over Mars. Detailed studies of minerals found inside craters(火山口) show that liquid water was widespread, not only in the southern highlands, but also beneath the northern plains. ESA's Mar...

  • 金星曾經是一個適宜居住的星球嗎?

    10-06-25 ESA's Venus Express is helping planetary(行星的) scientists investigate whether Venus once had oceans. If it did, it may even have begun its existence as a habitable planet similar to Earth. These days, Earth and Venus seem completely different. E...

  • My painful cat-sitting adventure 我的痛苦的貓保姆經歷

    10-06-02 Why and how I got myself into this situation is still unclear to me. A lady friend, a quite good looking lady friend, asked me to check her two cats while she was out of town for several days. I said, Sure. I thought to myself, How difficult could i...

  • 中國漢代古村落發掘工作成果顯著

    10-05-25 An archeologist(考古學家) at Washington University in St. Louis is helping to reveal for the first time a snapshot(快照) of rural life in China during the Han Dynasty. The rural farming village of Sanyangzhuang was flooded by silt(淤泥,泥沙)...

  • 西地中海水溫與含鹽度正在上漲

    10-05-24 Spanish scientists have analysed the temperature and salt levels of the Western Mediterranean Sea between 1943 and 2000 to study the evolution of each variable. Their research shows that, since at least the 1940s, the deep water has become progressi...

  • 英國研制水溶性環保婚紗

    10-05-15 The age old dilemma about what brides should do with their wedding dress once their honeymoon is over appears to have been solved by scientists. 新娘度完蜜月后該如何處置婚紗這個難題由來已久,現在看來科學家們已經找到了解決辦法。 The wedding dress can...

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