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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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Continued from Part 1…Fur, leather and other organic clothing materials are highly perishable over time, and no actual prehistoric clothing was found at the cave. The tools were made during a period when the cave was occupied by members of our species from approximately 120,000 years ago to 90,000 years ago. The nature of the clothes they may have …
 
California high court won’t hear appeal in custody battle between Pitt and JolieThe California Supreme Court on Oct. 27 refused to consider Brad Pitt’s appeal of a court ruling that disqualified the judge in his custody battle with Angelina Jolie.The court denied a review of a June appeals court decision that said the private judge hearing the case…
 
Are you always losing things? Are you worried that your wallet or keys will get stolen? This month, we look at some devices that use Bluetooth to help you keep track of your valuables.We begin with startup Tile. Its devices come in different shapes. The most popular is the Mate, a square fob 35 millimeters wide and 6.22 mm thick. It has a hole in t…
 
Amanda Seyfried film about postpartum depression had a long road to the screenHollywood actor Amanda Seyfried has gone to great lengths to see her new movie A Mouthful of Air about postpartum depression hit the cinemas.Based on the 2003 book of the same name by Amy Koppelman, who wrote about her own experience, the film came to fruition after Koppe…
 
タイムライン 01:03 WalgreensのオムニチャネルなAlgolia事例 06:12 開発者向けのAlgolia評価記事リスト 11:23 AlgoliaのPersonalizationとAI Re-Rankingの違い 関連リンク (英語記事)Walgreens localizes product search for customers (英語プレスリリース)Algolia Search and Discovery Platform Optimizes Walgreens’ Omnichannel Shopping (英語ブログ)The almost comprehensive list of resources for developers to evaluate Algoli…
 
Scientists on Sept. 16 said artifacts unearthed in a cave in Morocco dating back as far as 120,000 years ago indicate that humans were making specialized bone tools, skinning animals and then using tools to process the skins for fur and leather.The items from Contrebandiers Cave, located roughly 250 meters from the Atlantic coastline in the town of…
 
Young women across the U.K. boycotted nightclubs and pubs on Oct. 27. The boycott was a protest against reports of drink spiking and needle spiking.Needle spiking is when people are drugged by needles in the back or in the leg.In the seaside city of Brighton, detectives said they were investigating six reports of women being injected.In recent mont…
 
Colin and Donna Craig-Brown were weeding their garden in New Zealand when Colin’s hoe struck something huge just beneath the soil’s surface.As the couple knelt down and began digging around the object, Colin wondered if it was a giant white kumara, or sweet potato. After Colin pried it out with his garden fork, he scratched away a bit of the skin a…
 
Amid a crisis, Facebook renames itselfAn embattled Facebook Inc. is now called Meta Platforms Inc., or Meta for short, to reflect what CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Oct. 28 is its commitment to developing the new surround-yourself technology known as the “metaverse.” The social network itself will still be called Facebook.Skeptics immediately accused th…
 
The Taupo region is one of the most popular weekend getaways for New Zealanders in the country’s North Island. It offers enough outdoor activities to satisfy the most adventurous of travelers. And the views of Tongariro National Park from across Lake Taupo are priceless.Before you go, book a spot on a jet boat ride of the Waikato River. Experienced…
 
A resident of a high-rise condominium in Thailand cut the support rope for two painters, apparently angry she wasn’t told they would be doing work, and left them hanging above the 26th floor until a couple rescued them, police said Oct. 27.The woman is facing attempted murder and property destruction charges, said Police Col. Pongjak Preechakarunpo…
 
Continued from Part 1…After the millennium, Domino’s went full steam ahead with emerging technologies, rolling out mobile and online ordering in 2007, followed in 2008 by the Domino’s Tracker, which allows customers to check the progress of their order. Its biggest change, however, came at the end of the decade. In 2009, the company completely chan…
 
It’s not often that the value of a business can be measured in cars. However, that’s exactly the case for the pizza restaurant that grew into an international pizza chain with around 18,000 stores in over 90 countries.It started in 1960, when Tom and James Monaghan bought DomiNick’s, a pizza store in Michigan. In 1961, James gave up his half of the…
 
タイムライン 00:20 AlgoliaがG2 Grid ReportのEnterprise Search部門で1位に 02:13 DevChatで昨年末のコーディングチャレンジの解説 03:34 NRF 2022: Retail’s Big ShowにAlgoliaがブースを出展 04:52 新しいテックプロダクトがユーザーの本当のニーズを満たすための16のTIPS 07:55 Qiita Algolia Advent Calendar 2021の振り返り 関連リンク G2 Grid for Enterprise Search Software NRF 2022: Retail’s Big Show NRF 2022: Algoliaブースの予約 (日本語ブログ)Algoliaコーディング…
 
Evidence of herd behavior in dinosaurs found A vast trove of fossils unearthed in Argentina’s southern Patagonia region is offering the oldest-known evidence that some dinosaurs thrived in a complex and well-organized herd structure, with adults caring for the young and sharing a communal nesting ground.Scientists said on Oct. 21 the fossils includ…
 
In the worst part of the pandemic, people loved Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co. They turned to its products for entertainment when they were stuck at home.But now countries are beginning to control the coronavirus, and Nintendo’s profit dropped 19% in the first half of its fiscal year from the previous year.The Kyoto-based company on Nov. 4 …
 
Actress Selma Blair’s struggles with MS depicted in new documentaryIn October 2018, Selma Blair announced to her fans that she had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, an incurable debilitating neurological condition in which the immune system eats away at the protective covering of nerves.A new documentary, Introducing, Selma Blair, details the…
 
A Maine law banning profanities from personalized license plates went into effect Oct. 18, but removing the obscenities from plates on Maine’s roads and highways isn’t going to happen overnight in a state where such regulation has been unusually lax.Currently, there are Maine plates with salty language including f-bombs, references to anatomy and s…
 
S Korea’s Squid Game is Netflix’s biggest original show debut, with 111M viewersHit South Korean show Squid Game has officially become Netflix’s biggest original series launch, the streaming service said on Twitter on Oct. 12.The nine-part thriller, in which cash-strapped contestants play childhood games with deadly consequences in a bid to win 45.…
 
Continued from Part 1…These past 18 months have been spent studying English eight hours a day on average. Kobayashi keeps herself accountable in a number of ways, one of which is by asking people to study with her, virtually, via YouTube.“A lot of kids have written in to say that the video helps them to concentrate on their own studies.“Believe me,…
 
Sayaka Kobayashi is better known as Birigyaru (The Gal Who Finishes Last). She’s the titular subject of a 2013 bestselling nonfiction novel, later made into a mega-hit movie. The book, written by her mentor and cram school tutor Nobutaka Tsubota, carries the message that with the right teaching, any student can aim for academic success — just like …
 
From ashes comes art.Brazilian artist Mundano has used ashes from burned areas of the Amazon rainforest to create a street mural in Sao Paulo. It shows a firefighter surrounded by fire, dead animals and dead trees.“I’m using evidence of the crime,” said Mundano, calling the 1,000-square-meter artwork on the side of a building an act of “artivism.”M…
 
Travel-starved, sleep-deprived residents in Hong Kong might find a new bus tour to be a snooze. The 76-kilometer, five-hour ride on a regular double-decker bus around the territory is meant to appeal to people who are easily lulled asleep by long rides. It was inspired by the tendency of tired commuters to fall asleep on public transit.“When we wer…
 
Clarence Birdseye loved fish, and that’s why we can buy frozen foods. At first glance, the two parts of that sentence may not seem connected, but they are.In the early 20th century, Birdseye worked for the U.S. government as a naturalist in New Mexico and Arizona. But it was his time from 1912-15 in Labrador, now part of Canada, that would earn him…
 
Brighton might just be the favorite destination for Londoners on a weekend jaunt. Partly, that’s because it’s so close — just a smidgen over an hour from London’s Victoria station to Brighton station. Once you’re there, there’s the glorious bustling Brighton Pier, the open-air restaurants in The Lanes, and the Royal Pavilion.Brighton Pier is where …
 
Dubai expo defends worker accident rateExpo 2020 Dubai, a major world fair that opened Oct. 1, said on Oct. 3 three workers had died and 72 had been seriously hurt during six years of construction, defending its accident rate as less than half that of building work in Britain.Mega projects in the Gulf region, such as the expo and Qatar’s hosting of…
 
Continued from Part 1… While that effort flopped, the band inadvertently gained worldwide attention — even if the achievement took a while to become clear. Nakamura composed the music for the massively popular Sega video games Sonic The Hedgehog and Sonic The Hedgehog 2 in 1991 and 1992, respectively. The music showed surprising depth for a video g…
 
The duo Dreams Come True have charmed millions of listeners across Asia thanks to their breezy funk-indebted pop hits. Yet the pair have also connected with millions more in an under-the-radar way — the group frequently writes music for the video game Sonic The Hedgehog.Masato Nakamura and Miwa Yoshida have connected with J-pop fans while also cont…
 
At 2 meters 15 centimeters tall, Rumeysa Gelgi has always stood out. In mid-October, Guinness World Records officially said she was the world’s tallest living woman. Now she wants to use her record to celebrate differences.“Being different is not that bad. It can make you achieve things you never imagined before,” the 24-year-old told reporters as …
 
タイムライン 00:29 Algolia Recommendについて 01:33 Stripeの商品データをAlgoliaにインデックスする方法 02:30 WordPress (Shifter) + Algolia の活用法 03:40 TerraformでのAlgoliaの構成管理について 04:00 Algolia の React版 PWA Ecom UI Template のアナウンス 05:22 新型コロナワクチン接種証明書アプリ自治体対応状況検索ページを作る 06:43 Algolia Crawler GitHub Action について 07:30 Algoliaの2021年の振り返り 08:13 Algolia Japanの今までとこれから 関連リンク (Qiita)Algo…
 
NZ drops COVID-19 elimination strategyNew Zealand on Oct. 4 abandoned its long-standing strategy of eliminating the coronavirus amid a persistent delta outbreak, and will instead look to live with the virus and control its spread as its vaccination rate rises.Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced a cautious plan to ease lockdown restrictions in A…
 
Billie Eilish to headline Glastonbury outdoor music festival in UK next yearGrammy Award winner Billie Eilish will perform at Glastonbury next June, becoming the British music festival’s youngest ever solo headliner, organizers said on Oct. 4.The 19-year-old hitmaker, who sings the theme tune for the latest James Bond movie No Time To Die, performe…
 
A guitar that helped launch rock ’n’ roll is going up for sale. The “Number One” belonged to the inventor of the electric guitar, Les Paul. It will be auctioned on Oct. 13 by Christie’s in New York.The guitar is the earliest approved production model of the Gibson Les Paul electric guitar. It is being sold by Paul’s son Gene. It is estimated to be …
 
In a scene worthy of a comedy sketch, a Turkish man joined a search party for a missing person, not realizing the individual being pursued was him.Beyhan Mutlu, 51, went drinking with a friend in a forest in the town of Inegol, northwest Turkey, on Sept. 28. His wife reported him missing after he did not return home and she heard he had walked away…
 
Continued from Part 1…Just like the characters in the film, many Singaporeans use two or three languages in our daily lives. We may speak English at work, and use a mixture of English and Mandarin or Malay with our friends. With our family members, we may switch between languages and dialects without even being conscious of it.Hence, our answer to …
 
“I was on the verge of tears throughout the movie,” said a friend recently. It surprised me because she had watched an action film: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.My friend, who has a Chinese mother and an American father, explained why the film moved her. “I never expected to see someone like myself on the big screen. People who switch …
 
Journalists Maria Ressa of the Philippines and Dmitry Muratov of Russia won the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize on Oct. 8 for fighting for freedom of expression in countries where reporters have faced persistent attacks, harassment, and even murder.Ressa and Muratov were honored for their “courageous” work but also were considered “representatives of all jo…
 
タイムライン 00:33 ハイパフォーマンスなレコメンドシステムの解剖学 – パート5 01:25 Algoliaの検索結果レコード数の上限とページネーション 03:03 AlgoliaのBrowse Index APIについて 05:20 AlgoliaのUIデザインキット 07:02 Algoliaを本番環境に導入する前に確認しておきたいチェックリスト 07:55 Algoliaのフロントエンドの検索UIにはalgoliasearch-liteを使おう🔎 08:44 AlgoliaのDynamic Synonym Suggestionsについて 09:10 AlgoliaのAI Re-Rankingについて 10:10 今後のAlgolia Advent Calenderの予定 関連リン…
 
Normally, flooding is bad for a restaurant, especially if the restaurant is on a riverside. But for Titiporn Jutimanon, it was a chance to make money.Her restaurant, the Chao Phraya Antique Cafe, is in Nonthaburi, north of Bangkok. The Chao Phraya River began rising in early October. But instead of closing in case of flooding, her eatery is making …
 
A massive leak of financial documents, dubbed the “Pandora Papers,” was published by several major news organizations Oct. 3, allegedly tying secret stores of wealth to world leaders including King Abdullah of Jordan, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis and associates of Russian President Vladimir Putin.The dump of more than 11.9 million records, amo…
 
Three months ago, aviator Wally Funk made headlines when she became the oldest person to fly into space. At 82 years old, she broke the record long held by John Glenn, who was 77 when he made his last suborbital flight in 1998.After landing, Funk astounded the world with her stunning smile and boundless energy, causing White House spokesperson Jen …
 
Seeking to please his wife, who had wished for a more diversified view from their family house, a Bosnian self-taught innovator has built a rotating house, allowing her to watch the rising sun in one moment and passersby in the next.“I got tired of her complaints and frequent refurbishing of our family house and I said: I’ll build you a rotating ho…
 
Continued from Part 1…YouTube’s success drew the attention of Google, which acquired the site for $1.65 billion (about ¥200 billion) in the autumn of 2006. It was Google’s second largest acquisition at the time.With Google’s support, YouTube has evolved from an amateur video-sharing site to a comprehensive media company in its own right. Users can …
 
Ask an elementary school student what they want to be when they grow up and it’s highly likely they’ll say a YouTuber. And who can blame them? YouTube is the second-most visited website in the world, and some of its biggest stars earn more than $20 million (¥2.2 billion) per year. But it hasn’t always been this way.YouTube started as the brainchild…
 
Viper venom may help fight coronavirus: studyBrazilian researchers have found that a molecule in the venom of a type of snake inhibited coronavirus reproduction in monkey cells, a possible first step toward a drug to combat the virus causing COVID-19.A study published in the scientific journal Molecules in August found that the molecule produced by…
 
タイムライン 01:40 AlgoliaのVirtual Replicaについて 04:03 AlgoliaのInstantsearch.js(React)を使った検索機能を、力技で特定ユーザーのみに提供する 05:12 Algoliaコーディングチャレンジ: サンタさんにインスピレーションを! 🎅 06:20 Autocomplete(predictive search) オンラインのコンバージョンにおける鍵 09:20 AlgoliaがSwedolのデジタルB2B体験向上に貢献した話 関連リンク (Qiita)Algolia Advent Calendar 2021 (日本語ブログ)AlgoliaのVirtual Replicaについて (日本語ブログ)AlgoliaのInstantse…
 
Netflix has acquired the works of Roald Dahl, the late British author of famous children’s books such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.The video streaming giant said on Sept. 22 that it acquired Roald Dahl Story Co., which manages the rights to the author’s characters and stories. Netflix did not say how much it paid.The two companies had alrea…
 
In past columns, we’ve looked at inventions that help around the house, like the vacuum cleaner and the electric washing machine. Following that trend, this month we look at the hand-held hair dryer.Before hair dryers, people airdried their hair. Women had longer hair and women’s hairstyles took a long time to create. “Doing your hair” was a tax on…
 
Rome has been invaded by Gauls, Visigoths and Vandals over the centuries, but the Eternal City is now grappling with a rampaging force of an entirely different sort: trash-seeking wild boars.Entire families of wild boars have become a daily sight in Rome, as groups of 10 to 30 beasts young and old emerge from the vast parks surrounding the city to …
 
Colombia confiscates shark fins bound for HKColombian authorities said Sept. 24 they have confiscated a shipment of 3,493 shark fins that were to be illegally trafficked to Hong Kong from Bogota’s airport.Environmental authorities in the capital said the quantity of fins meant around 900 to 1,000 sharks between 1 and 5 meters in length would have h…
 
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