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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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The world’s deepest swimming pool, called DeepSpot, has opened its doors to divers in Poland.DeepSpot has a depth of approximately 45 meters. It holds 8,000 cubic meters of water, which is equivalent to 27 Olympic-size swimming pools. It has crystal-clear water that gives divers the impression of floating in space. DeepSpot is a temperature-control…
 
Online retailer Amazon has recently launched Amazon Pharmacy, a service where customers can order prescription medicines online.Amazon Pharmacy has a wide selection of generic and name-brand drugs, but it does not sell medications that are potentially addictive. The service promises to deliver orders within five days, but Amazon Prime members can r…
 
Swedish audio streaming provider Spotify has released a tool that polices and detects songwriting plagiarism in real time.The tool, which will be called the Plagiarism Risk Detector And Interface, works similarly to plagiarism detectors for university papers. Spotify developed it to provide music artists a more convenient and precise approach in de…
 
The local government of San Francisco reversed its decision to pass an ordinance that bans cigarette smoking inside apartments.Last December, the majority of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted to ban cigarette smoking inside apartments, saying that nonsmoking tenants should be free from secondhand smoke.According to the Centers for Diseas…
 
The Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) has mapped around three million distant galaxies with remarkable speed and detail.The telescope completed its first survey of the sky from the Outback in Western Australia in just 300 hours. According to Larry Marshall, head of Australian science agency Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial …
 
A study found that ultraviolet C (UVC) germicidal lamps used by people to try to kill Covid-19 may damage the outer layer of the eye.Researchers from Florida reported at least seven cases of patients who have suffered eye injuries characterized by burning sensations and sensitivity to light after using UVC lamps. According to Dr. Jesse Sengillo, an…
 
A new facial recognition program can now identify bears individually from each other.Tracking bears is important to scientists because it helps in research and conservation of the animals. However, this is no easy task since bears do not have unique identifiers that people can use to tell them apart. The animals also get bigger and smaller dependin…
 
Canada has proposed a law that will impose taxes on streaming platforms such as Netflix and Spotify, as well as other online services like Amazon.The tax proposal was discussed in the government's Fall Economic Statement. It is one of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s initiatives to address complaints by Canadian business owners that a loophole in th…
 
Caleb Anderson, a 12-year-old prodigy from Atlanta, USA, has shared his dream of becoming the first man to explore Mars in the future.Caleb has just been accepted at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), where he plans to study aerospace engineering in 2021. He is one of the youngest applicants to be accepted into the prestigious univ…
 
A new study by the University of Exeter and the NASA GeneLab showed how low gravity affects the genes of a living being.Previous research has shown that microgravity can change the brain’s volume and shape. Other studies have found that exposure to low-gravity environments can affect muscles, heart cells, and intestines. The current research looked…
 
Italian luxury brand Gucci has showcased its latest collection in a seven-part miniseries.In lieu of a fashion show, Gucci creative director and designer Alessandro Michele collaborated with US director Gus Van Sant to produce the seven videos and reveal the brand’s newest collection. Several pieces from Michele’s autumn 2015 collection were includ…
 
Researchers from the Yale Child Study Center (CSC) have created an online tool that helps parents manage children’s tantrums.Before the Covid-19 pandemic, CSC had started developing a virtual program that trains parents to deal with children’s tantrums. Researchers then had no idea that telehealth treatments would eventually become popular because …
 
Hawaii recently revealed a new initiative that offers travelers a free night in a hotel in exchange for volunteer work.The initiative, called Mālama Hawai‘i, is implemented in conjunction with hotels all over the island. It allows visitors to participate in various voluntourism efforts and creative ventures, like tree planting, beach cleanups, ocea…
 
Fast-food chain McDonald’s is planning to improve the speed of its drive-thru services.In 2020, McDonald’s reported that drive-thru orders made up 70% of its sales during the pandemic. In light of this, McDonald's head of digital customer engagement, Lucy Brady, said the company wants to improve its drive-thru services to decrease customer waiting …
 
Apple will pay $113 million to settle a lawsuit claiming that it deliberately slowed down old iPhone models.More than 30 US states, including California and Arizona, launched an investigation about a past iPhone update that caused older devices to slow down. The lawsuit claims that the tech company had not been fully honest about the effects of the…
 
The council of Barcelona has launched a plan to expand its green spaces and reduce traffic and pollution in the city.The plan is part of the council’s efforts to curb air pollution and make the city cleaner, safer, and more sustainable. The plan also intends to create an area where clean air and pedestrians are protagonists and are given great impo…
 
Playing video games could improve people’s mental health, according to a study from Oxford University.The research focused on two popular video games, Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville. A combined total of 3,274 players of both games were surveyed in the study. The researchers tracked the participants’ to…
 
US space agency NASA has launched one of its two satellites to monitor and document sea levels.Named in memory of NASA's former Earth Science Division director, Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich was launched aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.The satellite is the first of a pair of ocean-focused satellites that wil…
 
Facebook has added a messaging feature that makes messages disappear on Messenger and Instagram.Vanish Mode, Facebook’s latest addition, automatically removes messages after they are seen or once a chat is closed. The social media company explained that the Vanish Mode can be used for text chats, emojis, pictures, GIFs, voice messages, and stickers…
 
A Black doll named Baby Nancy, Sidewalk Chalk, and the wooden block game Jenga were inducted into the 2020 National Toy Hall of Fame.Since 1998, The Strong National Museum of Play in New York has been adding three toys to its Toy Hall of Fame every year. The toys are chosen by educators and experts in the field of learning and creativity.Last year,…
 
シリーズ65 第10回「downplay something」と「The left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing.」知ってる単語を使ってネイティブが使う慣用句の表現を身につけましょう!ECC による
 
Experts from Cleveland Clinic have found that fish oil did not improve heart health among the people they tested.The study was presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions. Its findings contrast with claims from a previous study that omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil help deter heart ailments and prevent abnormal heart rhythm.The C…
 
A study from the University of Montreal suggests that children who get off to a good start in kindergarten are more likely to become successful later in life.Previous research has shown that attending preschool helps boost children’s academic advantages when they enter kindergarten. In the new study, researchers looked at how developing a child’s c…
 
Electric Piñata, a confectionery company in the United Kingdom, has offered to pay £600 (around ¥84,000) for someone to try and review its products.The company promised to send a medley of treats, which will mostly consist of chocolates, biscuits, and other sweets, to the selected product tester. He or she will have the chance to sample the company…
 
A new study found that wolves preying on beavers affect the ecosystems of wetlands, areas where water covers the soil.Beavers are often called the “ecosystem engineers” because they build and maintain dams and ponds that are instrumental in storing water and creating new homes for plants, insects, and other animals. Younger beavers leave their fami…
 
Amazon has sued social media influencers Kelly Fitzpatrick and Sabrina Kelly-Krejci [KRAY-chee] for facilitating the selling of counterfeit products on the shopping website.According to the lawsuit, the influencers were selling knockoff luxury items, such as bags and belts, through Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, and their personal websites, and false…
 
A new college in London is offering a unique undergraduate degree that does not require students to take traditional academic subjects.In 2021, The London Interdisciplinary School (LIS) will open with 100 students and 10 faculty. Despite not having traditional academic subjects, LIS graduates will earn full degrees. After three years, students will…
 
Music streaming service Spotify is set to buy Megaphone, a podcast publishing and advertising platform.The acquisition, which is worth $235 million, is Spotify’s most ambitious deal to date. Since last year, the company has spent millions of dollars expanding into the podcast production market.Currently, Spotify is using Megaphone’s hosting service…
 
A young protester from the environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion climbed a construction crane in Norwich, United Kingdom, and camped there for a few days.Alex Sidney, a 17-year-old activist, performed the act to protest for the group's causes. He said that he climbed the crane to urge the English government to act against climate change…
 
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising manufacturers to declare sesame on labels of all food products that contain it.Under current FDA guidelines, manufacturers are not required to include sesame on the label if it is used as flavoring or if it is made into a paste. Only products that use whole sesame seeds are required to show the …
 
An anonymous buyer bought a crate containing 100 mandarin oranges for one million yen or $9,600 at an auction that was the first of the season at Ota Market in Tokyo, Japan.After the auction, some people speculated that the extravagant bid was a publicity stunt, while others thought it was a celebratory tribute to the Japanese agriculture industry.…
 
Electric car giant Tesla is now selling its own branded tequila.Originally named Teslaquilla, the liquor brand started out as an April Fools’ joke by Tesla CEO Elon Musk. In 2018, Musk sent out a series of tweets, joking that his company had gone bankrupt. In one tweet, Musk attached a photo of himself against a Tesla car, holding a sign, and teasi…
 
A team of researchers uncovered a 2,000-year-old filtration system built by the Maya in the ancient city of Tikal.The researchers discovered the system during an excavation in northern Guatemala. Called the Corriental reservoir filtration system, the primitive system was one of the most advanced inventions of its time.The system remained in use unt…
 
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is looking at a proposal that seeks to lower the recommended age for colorectal cancer screening to 45.Colorectal cancer occurs in parts of the large intestine called the colon and rectum. The recommended age for colorectal cancer screening currently starts at 50 years old. Task force member Dr. Michae…
 
Kazakhstan recently launched a tourism campaign featuring a well-known catchphrase from the mockumentary film series Borat.The Borat movies star English actor Sacha Baron Cohen as the eponymous Borat Sagdiyev, a fictitious journalist from Kazakhstan who travels to America and pokes fun at his home country.After the first film’s release in 2006, the…
 
シリーズ65 第8回「have a go at something」と「like riding a bike」知ってる単語を使ってネイティブが使う慣用句の表現を身につけましょう!ECC による
 
The Venus One Tourism Academy in Tegalalang, Bali, has started allowing its students to pay their tuition fees with coconuts.The program is meant to aid those who are struggling financially due to the pandemic. Wayan Pasek Adi Putra, an official from the academy, said that they had previously established an installment program to let students make …
 
A new study has found that media multitasking, which refers to using different devices or apps at the same time, could lead to poor memory.Researchers from Stanford University wanted to determine if media multitasking could influence people’s ability to recall things. They designed an experiment to find the relationship between memory and multitask…
 
In a surprising social media post, Burger King UK encouraged customers to order and buy food from its archrival McDonald’s and other competitors.The Twitter post was an appeal to customers to support all restaurants that employ thousands of workers. Burger King posted the tweet ahead of a second lockdown in the country.Aside from McDonald's, Burger…
 
Stanford University researchers have designed and used a unique drone system to survey penguin colonies in Antarctica.Penguin colonies are important in tracking the state of global warming because they live in areas vulnerable to climate change. When surveying the penguins, scientists often get inaccurate data because the animals congregate in larg…
 
American retail company Walmart has announced that it will stop using robots in the 500 stores where the machines are deployed.Walmart chose to terminate its five-year partnership with Bossa Nova Robotics after only three years. Since 2017, Bossa Nova had been providing shelf-scanning robots to assist the retail company’s employees and help make th…
 
A couple named their baby girl “Twifia” after the Swiss internet company Twifi to get free home internet for 18 years.In an online advertisement, Twifi dared parents to name their newborn babies after the company in exchange for 18 years of free Wi-Fi. The internet provider said parents could name their baby “Twifius” for a boy or “Twifia” for a gi…
 
Robots and machines will handle half of all jobs by 2025, according to a recent report by the World Economic Forum (WEF).The report surveyed 300 of the world’s largest companies, which collectively employ eight million people worldwide. Because of increased technology use, 43% of the companies said that they might have to eliminate future jobs, whi…
 
A German software engineer developed a website that displays a map of McDonald’s ice cream machines and tells whether they are broken or working.Rashiq Zahid created the website, named McBroken, after not being able to order a McDonald’s sundae in Berlin’s Kreuzberg district because the ice cream machine was out of order.Over the summer, he created…
 
A team of scientists from the University of California has uncovered the mystery behind the extreme durability of an insect called the diabolical ironclad beetle.The study uncovered the reason why the beetle has an extraordinarily tough exoskeleton.A previous study found that the diabolic ironclad beetle is capable of enduring pressure equivalent t…
 
Engineers from Purdue University have developed a white paint that can keep surfaces cooler than their ambient surroundings.The new super-white paint reflects 95.5% of the sunlight that hits any surface coated with it. The paint prevents surfaces from absorbing sunlight and sends heat away from the surface, making it significantly cooler than the t…
 
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