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レアジョブオリジナルの英会話ニュース教材です。世界の時事ネタを中心に、ビジネスから科学やスポーツまで、幅広いトピックのニュースを毎日更新しています。本教材を通して、ビジネスで使える実用的な英会話表現や英単語を身に付けることができます。
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Forget about red hot. A new color-coded heat warning system relies on magenta to alert Americans to the most dangerous conditions they may see this summer.The National Weather Service and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention presented a new online heat risk system that combines meteorological and medical risk factors with a seven-day fore…
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New York City residents may soon see warning labels next to sugary foods and drinks in chain restaurants and coffee shops, under a law set to go into effect later this year.The rule requires food businesses with 15 storefronts or more to post a warning icon—a black and white spoon loaded with sugar—next to menu items containing at least 50 grams of…
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This spring, NBC News, The New York Times, and National Public Radio (NPR) have each dealt with turmoil for essentially the same reason: journalists taking the critical gaze they deploy to cover the world and turning it inward at their own employers.Journalism as a profession attracts people who are anti-authoritarian, and who see themselves as tru…
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Relentlessly rising auto insurance rates are squeezing car owners and stoking inflation.Auto insurance rates rose 2.6% in March and are up 22% from a year ago. Premium costs have been marching steadily higher since 2022, even as inflation at the consumer level steadily cooled from its 9.1% peak in the middle of that year. Consumers have had some re…
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A $12 billion passenger bullet train linking Las Vegas and the Los Angeles area was dubbed the first true high-speed rail line in the nation, with a private company called Brightline West building it, and predicting millions of ticket-buyers will be boarding trains by 2028.Pete Buttigieg, U.S. Secretary of Transportation, cited Biden administration…
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Ceramic stilettos and a matching handbag are two of the many artworks on show at Ceramic Art London, the largest high-end ceramics show in the UK. 116 artists were selected to exhibit from 20 countries around the world, and from as far as Guatemala, Japan, and South Korea.2024 marks the 20th anniversary since the first Ceramic Arts London. And it i…
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An artisan roastery based in the Finnish capital has introduced a coffee blend that has been developed by artificial intelligence in a trial in which it’s hoped that technology can ease the workload in a sector that traditionally prides itself on manual work.It is only apt that the Helsinki-based Kaffa Roastery’s “AI-conic” blend was launched in Fi…
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A group of Japanese doctors has filed a civil lawsuit against U.S. search giant Google, demanding damages for what they claim are unpoliced, derogatory and often false comments.The lawsuit, filed on April 18 in Tokyo District Court, demands 1.4 million yen ($9,400) in damages for 63 medical professionals.Google said in an emailed statement on April…
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California pet owners struggling to find a rental that accepts their furry, four-legged family members could have an easier time leasing new housing under proposed state legislation that would ban blanket no-pets policies and prohibit landlords from charging additional fees for pets.Proponents of Assembly Bill 2216, which is awaiting a vote of the …
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Special LP releases, live performances, and at least one giant block party were scheduled around the U.S. on April 21 as hundreds of shops celebrate Record Store Day during a surge of interest in vinyl and the day after the release of Taylor Swift’s latest album.A wave of interest in physical records, especially LPs, has helped keep the independent…
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Volunteers help people pack up their tents and belongings in a city in rural Southern Oregon. The homeless here need to move to another park to avoid being cited by police for staying at one spot for too long.“The situation’s only escalating, and we’re seeing more and more people unhoused. And at the same time, we’re seeing more and more friction a…
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Denmark is facing a chilly spring. But as the seasons change, the country’s organic dairy cows are being ushered onto green pastures for springtime grazing.Organic Day is an annual event that warms hearts across the Scandinavian nation and has even become a popular family outing for urban residents. In April, organic farmers free their cows from ba…
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Supermarket beverage aisles are starting to look a lot more like a pharmacy.There are sodas made with mushrooms that supposedly improve mental clarity and juices packed with bacteria that claim to enhance digestive health. Water infused with collagen carries the promise of better skin, and energy drinks offer to help burn body fat.Welcome to the fr…
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A new immersive exhibition in Milan is bringing the Japanese art tradition of Ukiyo-e to audiences in Italy. Translated as 'floating world on print,' Ukiyo-e was popular between the 17th and 19th centuries.Artists produced woodblock prints and paintings on numerous themes including landscapes, folklore and famous faces.“Ukiyo-e contains two words: …
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Ola Kozak is celebrating. The 11-year-old, who loves music and drawing, expects to have more free time for her hobbies after Poland's government ordered strict limits on the amount of homework in the lower grades."Most people in my class in the morning would copy the work off someone who had done the homework or would copy it from the internet. So …
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Google on April 12 began removing California news websites from some people’s search results, a test that acted as a threat should the state Legislature pass a law requiring the search giant to pay media companies for linking to their content.The California Legislature is considering a bill that would require tech giants, like Google, Facebook, and…
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Much like nutritional labels on food products, “broadband labels” for internet packages tell you just what is going into the pricing of your service, thanks to new rules adopted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in April.“If you’ve ever shopped for home or mobile internet, you can understand how hard it can be to understand what you’re…
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A globe in the age of Google Earth?London globemaker Peter Bellerby thinks the human yearning to “find our place in the cosmos” has helped globes survive their original purpose—navigation—and the internet. “You don’t go onto Google Earth to get inspired,” Bellerby says in his airy studio, surrounded by dozens of globes in various languages and stat…
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Fine dining might conjure up images of exotic foods, sourced from far-off lands. But St. Barts in London is on a mission to prove delicious food can be local—and it’s won a coveted Michelin award for its efforts.St. Barts is the only Michelin-starred restaurant in London to also have a Green Michelin Star. While the traditional Michelin star indica…
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A failed Australian taxi industry disruptor told a court that Uber began illegally operating its ride-sharing service in Australia a decade ago to gain an unfair advantage over competitors.Taxi Apps, an Australian startup that developed taxi-hailing app GoCatch, lodged a 196-page statement of claim in the Victoria state Supreme Court in which it al…
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Drink it or bin it: That phrase should have become history this summer at all U.K. airports. But it's set to persist for at least another year after the British government said it will grant extensions to several large U.K. airports unable to meet the June 1 deadline to fully install new scanning technology. The airports include London's two bigges…
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Google has agreed to purge billions of records containing personal information collected from more than 136 million people in the U.S. surfing the internet through its Chrome web browser.The massive housecleaning comes as part of a settlement in a lawsuit accusing the search giant of illegal surveillance.The details of the deal emerged in a court f…
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The first World Water Library was launched in Switzerland in March, aiming to become a campaigning force for the conservation of water. The library funded by the Swiss Development Agency wants to become a focal point for solutions to water supplies dwindling because of climate change and other factors.Campaigners hope this 17th-century castle on an…
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California-based 99 Cents Only Stores said on April 5 it will close all 371 of its outlets, ending the chain’s 42-year run of selling an assortment of bargain-basement merchandise.The company has stores across California, Arizona, Nevada, and Texas that will begin selling off their merchandise, as well as fixtures, furnishings, and equipment.Interi…
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Fencing offers a ray of hope to young people living in Nairobi’s poorest neighborhoods. This is not just a hobby for them: it's a force for good in their lives. Fencing has helped carve a path away from crime, drugs, and other social pressures."I used to be a gangster," says Mburu Wanyoike, who is now a coach for Kenya's National Fencing team. "I w…
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Conservationists are marking 25 years of crocodile breeding and recovery in Cambodia, with a record release of a critically endangered species.Once believed extinct, Siamese crocodiles were rediscovered in Cambodia in the early 2000s. Conservationists at Fauna & Flora International have worked to save them by breeding them in protected conditions a…
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Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed off on legislation designed to protect songwriters, performers and other music industry professionals against the potential dangers of artificial intelligence.The move makes Tennessee, long known as the birthplace of country music and the launchpad for musical legends, the first state in the U.S. to enact such measure…
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The theft of sensitive information belonging to millions of AT&T’s current and former customers has been recently discovered online, the telecommunications giant said in March.In a March 30 announcement addressing the data breach, AT&T said that a dataset found on the “dark web” contains information including some Social Security numbers and passco…
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The fast-food chain Chick-fil-A backtracked from its decade-old "no antibiotics ever" pledge intended to help prevent human antibiotic resistance linked to the rampant use of the drugs in livestock production.Instead, the company said in a statement that it will embrace a standard known as "no antibiotics important to human medicine," often abbrevi…
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Meta sunsetted Facebook News in early April for users in the U.S. and Australia as the platform further deemphasizes news and politics. The feature was shut down in the U.K., France, and Germany last year.Launched in 2019, the News tab curated headlines from national and international news organizations, as well as smaller, local publications.Meta …
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A Southern California police department has been handcuffed by Lego after the toy company asked the agency to stop adding Lego heads to cover the faces of suspects in images it shares on social media.The Murrieta Police Department has been using Lego heads and emojis to cover people’s faces in posts on social sites since at least early 2023. But th…
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Garden centers enjoyed a pandemic boom, particularly with millennials, as people looked for outdoor activities during lockdowns. Now, garden centers are hoping to keep that interest up, even as they deal with higher costs, a tough hiring environment, and ever more volatile weather.The Garden Center Group, which tracks sales of about 125 centers, sa…
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An artificial intelligence robot called Theo is a new high-tech weapon in the battle to root out disease from Dutch tulip fields. The robot, which checks each plant and kills diseased plants, is replacing a dwindling number of human “sickness spotters” who patrol bulb fields on the lookout for diseased flowers.On a spring morning, the robot trundle…
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McDonald’s apologized for a global technology outage that shuttered some restaurants for hours on March 15.The company said the outage was caused by a third-party technology provider and was not a cybersecurity issue. It started around 12 a.m. CDT during a configuration change and was close to being resolved about 12 hours later, the Chicago-based …
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As rural hospitals continue to struggle financially, a new type of hospital is slowly taking root, especially in the Southeast.Rural emergency hospitals receive more than $3 million in federal funding a year and higher Medicare reimbursements in exchange for closing all inpatient beds and providing 24/7 emergency care. While that makes it easier fo…
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U.N. agencies warn that electrical waste—everything from discarded refrigerators to TVs to e-scooters to mobile phones—is piling up worldwide, and recycling rates are low and likely to fall even further. Some contain hazardous elements like mercury and rare Earth metals that are prized by tech companies.In Kenya, some businesses are finding ways to…
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A pioneering bill to curb the rampant pace of fast fashion won unanimous approval in the lower house of the French Parliament, making France one of the first countries worldwide to target the influx of low-cost, mass-produced garments.The fashion industry is among the world’s biggest producers of greenhouse gas emissions. France is seeking to reduc…
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A judge has denied Apple’s motion to dismiss a class-action lawsuit claiming that stalkers are using its AirTag devices to track victims—and that the tech giant hasn’t done enough to prevent them.Apple’s $29 AirTags have become popular items since their 2021 release, helping users keep tabs on the location of anything from their lost keys to wallet…
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A horse-riding school in Australia is using cows as animal therapy to help people of all ages. This new type of mental health service is growing rapidly in Australia, but psychologists say national guidelines are necessary for the safety of both humans and animals.Karl McKeown is from Melbourne, Australia. He was born with cerebral palsy and scolio…
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Australian households are still very much feeling the pressure of a higher cost of living.Some have found ways to get cheaper groceries using unusual methods. One such method which is becoming more and more popular is to become a member of a food co-op that’s managed in person or online.Eight years ago, Angela Webster became a member of the Veggie …
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Trader Joe’s mini canvas tote is the latest item to cause a stir on social media, so much so that resellers are taking advantage of the hype.The mini totes are offered in four colors — blue, red, green, and yellow — and they are all in high demand. The bags, retailing for $2.99, are now advertised on platforms like eBay and Facebook Marketplace for…
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Whenever bestselling author Robin Cook releases a new medical thriller, the head of the public library in West Haven knows demand for digital copies will be high. So will the price.Like many libraries, West Haven has been grappling with the soaring costs of e-books and audiobooks. The digital titles often come with a price tag that’s far higher tha…
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South Korea's government criticized senior doctors at a major hospital for threatening to resign in support of the weekslong walkouts by thousands of medical interns and residents that have disrupted hospital operations.About 12,000 junior doctors in South Korea have been off the job for several weeks to protest a government plan to sharply increas…
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Nissan and Honda announced on March 15 that they will work together in developing electric vehicles and auto intelligence technology, sectors where Japanese automakers have fallen behind.The chief executives of Nissan Motor Co. and Honda Motor Co. appeared together at a news conference in Tokyo to announce that Japan’s second and third biggest auto…
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Historic numbers of students from India are studying at foreign universities as a fast-growing, aspirational generation of young people looks for opportunities they can’t find at home. India estimates that 1.5 million students are studying at universities elsewhere—an eightfold increase since 2012—with no country attracting more than the U.S.It rep…
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The House of Hype—a digitalized amusement park—is offering an immersive experience for visitors in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.Guests can navigate the park like a video game, unlocking prizes and scavenger hunts in augmented reality using their smartphones. “We like to call it 'wonderverse.' We are trying to get the most out of the creative people in the …
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Scientists at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) think mass-producing ‘superworm’ guts may be a nature-based solution to Southeast Asia’s plastic waste problem.They are studying the creatures to work out exactly how they digest plastic. They already know that the creatures' gut biomes break down the waste on a molecular level and th…
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The Body Shop has ceased its U.S. operations and is closing dozens of locations in Canada amid deepening financial struggles for the British beauty and cosmetics chain.The Body Shop’s U.S. arm ceased operations on March 1, according to a company announcement. And the brand’s Canadian subsidiary commenced liquidation of 33 closing stores as part of …
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As SAT season kicked off, students across the U.S. for the first time took it with computers and tablets—and not the pencils they’ve used since the college admissions test was introduced nearly a century ago.It’s not unfamiliar territory for today’s digital natives, but some are still warming up to the idea.The digital SAT’s launch comes as its adm…
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Uber Eats is launching a new autonomous robot delivery service on the streets of Tokyo. If you live or work in the busy Nihonbashi district, you can order food on your smartphone and have it delivered by a little green self-driving robot.Uber Eats Japan, collaborating with Mitsubishi Electric and delivery robotics firm Cartken, announced the launch…
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