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Название документа Americans planned nuclear explosion on the Moon.docx
Americans planned nuclear explosion on the Moon
Neil Armstrong left the first human footprint on the Moon with his famous “one small step” for mankind 45 years ago. However, classified documents released for the first time show that the United States had planned a far larger footprint — wanting to build a missile base there or even nuke the Moon in a display of military might.
Название документа Apple unveils computer to be worn as a watch.docx
Apple unveils computer to be worn as a watch
Apple’s long-awaited “smart” watch that lets its owner instantly transmit intimate details, such as their heartbeat, to other wearers wherever they are in the world, was unveiled tonight.
The “digital touch” function on the Apple Watch, which will go on sale early next year, will also allow wearers to draw each other pictures and play games in real time.
Tim Cook, chief executive of the computer giant, said that Watch was “the most personal device we’ve ever created” and “the next chapter in Apple’s story”. He claimed that it would “redefine what people expect from a watch”.
Название документа Be prepared for lower GCSE grades, parents warned.docx
Be prepared for lower GCSE grades, parents warned
The results of GCSE can be worse than last year. Tests have become tougher what leaves fewer with the top results in core subjects. Those pupils who fail their A levels of GCSE will have to wait until next summer to resit them, as the November retake window has been abolished.
Название документа China celebrates as lunar robot explores way to mine the Moon.docx
China celebrates as lunar robot explores way to mine the Moon
China rejoiced in its prowess as a new master of space yesterday as images returned to Earth of the first robot to land on the Moon since 1976.
Hours later the Jade Rabbit lunar rover rumbled from the Chang’e-3 landing craft on to the Moon’s surface, bearing a Chinese flag and the soaring scientific ambitions of the world’s emerging superpower.
The module will spend the next three months studying the Moon’s geology, to find out how rich it is in rare minerals that could one day be mined.
Название документа Cover your eyes! Driverless cars to be let loose in Britain next year.docx
allow – позволять, разрешать
announce – объявлять; сообщать
complete – полный
congestion – пробка на дороге
cope with – справиться
cover – закрывать
cut – снижать
ease – уменьшать
emission – выделение, распространение (тепла, света, запаха)
government – правительство
improve – улучшать
let loose – выпустить
link – связывать
network – сеть
regulation – правило
review – пересматривать
safety – безопасность
satellite – спутник
select – выбирать
take to – направляться
Cover your eyes! Driverless cars to be let loose in Britain next year
Fleets of driverless cars linked together by satellite should take to the roads in Britain to ease congestion. The business secretary said that technology putting computers in almost complete control of the road network would also cut emissions and improve road safety. The government announced that driverless cars would be allowed on the road from the beginning of next year. Three cities will be selected as testing grounds. The government will also review road regulations to cope with the new technology.
Название документа EU wants teenagers to stop using social media.docx
EU wants teenagers to stop using social media
The regulations would make it illegal for companies such as Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat to handle data from anyone under the age of 16 without the consent of parents. Currently most social networks require parental permission for children aged under 13 in order to comply with US and EU legislation.
Название документа Exams end class divide as record number take up university place.docx
Exams end class divide as record number take up university place
A record number of disadvantaged teenagers will be heading for university this year after an unprecedented expansion of places.
With a dip in A-level grades, many leading universities lowered their entry requirements to accept applicants who had narrowly missed their targets. Experts predicted that the number of students accepted by universities this year would pass 500,000 for the first time.
Tens of thousands of teenagers were seeking places in the clearing system, with some Russell Group universities actively recruiting.
Название документа Hanging on... 1,000ft above New York outside the World Trade Centre.docx
Hanging on... 1,000ft above New York outside the World Trade Centre
Two window cleaners were trapped high on one of the sheer glass faces of the World Trade Centre yesterday after the scaffold on which they were working tilted down towards the streets nearly 1,000ft (305m) below. For 90 minutes, onlookers watched as the two men hung in their upturned scaffold and firefighters sought to reach them. A photograph of the rescue operation posted by the New York Fire Department, from inside the 68th floor of the newly opened 104-storey One World Trade Centre showed the platform had tilted nearly 90 degrees. About 100 firefighters rushed to the skyscraper. After cutting a hole in one of the new building’s panes of glass, firefighters hauled the men inside
Название документа Have a heart meet Pepper, Japan’s emotional robot.docx
Have a heart: meet Pepper, Japan’s emotional robot
A Japanese mobile phone company has unveiled the prototype of an “emotion-sensing” humanoid robot — a puckish, squeaky-voiced android, which was given the name “Pepper”, charged with leading an army of cheap automatons into homes across the country. The green-eyed, spherical-headed robot will use artificial intelligence to perfect the arts of babysitting and nursing — tasks that the government in Tokyo views as especially vital as Japan’s grim demographic destiny unfolds and the country’s human workforce shrinks with every passing year.
Название документа How fish out of water find their feet.docx
How fish out of water find their feet
The emergence of fish on to land was a pivotal transition in evolutionary history. Now scientists have attempted to re-create it in a remarkable experiment, in which 100 fish were reared from birth on land.
The study used an African fish, the polypterus, that has lungs and can “walk” between pools, but normally spends its entire life in water. To the scientists’ surprise, the creatures survived “happily” out of water for nearly a year, suggesting that ancient marine creatures may have made the leap onto land more readily than previously thought.
Название документа Indian boy has 232 teeth removed in record-breaking operation.docx
Indian boy has 232 teeth removed in record-breaking operation
An Indian boy , 17, who had 232 teeth removed from his mouth in a record-breaking operation is recovering in hospital in Mumbai.He underwent a seven-hour operation to remove the teeth earlier this week.
Название документа Inside the court of President Putin no extravagance, only loneliness.docx
Inside the court of President Putin: no extravagance, only loneliness
He rarely uses the internet, dislikes going to the Kremlin, prefers his country home and works late into the night. The president wakes late and eats shortly after noon. He begins with the simplest of breakfasts. There is always cottage cheese. His cooked portion is always substantial: omelette or occasionally porridge. He likes quails’ eggs. He drinks fruit juice. The food is forever fresh: baskets of his favourites dispatched regularly from the farmland estates of the Patriarch Kirill, Russia’s religious leader. He is then served coffee. His courtiers have been summoned but these first two hours are taken up with swimming. The president enjoys this solitary time in the water.
Название документа Lego sells out of women role models inspired by girl’s complaint.docx
Lego sells out of women role models inspired by girl’s complaint
A seven-year-old girl who took Lego to task over its lack of interesting female characters has won a victory in the battle to make more inspiring toys for scientifically minded girls.
After a visit to a toyshop, Charlotte Benjamin wrote a stinging letter to the Danish company in January. “I love Legos,” she explained. However, she was fed up with how male Lego figures massively outnumber their female counterparts – and with how the men who inhabit the Lego universe appear to lead much more fulfilling lives.
Название документа Louboutin ‘I don’t think of comfort when I’m designing a shoe.docx
Louboutin: ‘I don’t think of comfort when I’m designing a shoe’
Christian Louboutin, a shoe designer, doesn’t just have an office in Paris, he has a street. Half the buildings on the Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau belong to him and half the shoes walking up it bear his trademark red sole.
Название документа Mother swears she heard Barbie use F-word.docx
Mother swears she heard Barbie use F-word
The toy maker Mattel is investigating after a parent claimed that a talking Barbie doll swore at her.
The battery-operated doll makes a number of innocuous statements including “I love a makeover”, “There is no substitute for glitter” and “To the salon!” — but then, according to Talina Evans, 25, who bought the doll for her daughter, Demileigh, the doll uttered “What the f***”.
Mrs Evans, Caernarfon in north Wales, said that she tried to return the £8 toy to the shop where she bought it but had lost the receipt.
Mrs Evans, from Caernarfon in north Wales, said: “She has
Название документа Outcry over solar power plant that fries birds alive.docx
burst into flame – вспыхнуть; загореться
carbon – углерод
desert – пустыня
duplicate – дублировать
generate – производить
heat – нагревать
oppose – возражать
outcry – шумный протест
plant – завод, фабрика
power – приводить в действие
produce – производить
ray – луч
reflect – отражать
solar – солнечный
steam – пар
turbine – турбина
Outcry over solar power plant that fries birds alive
Plans to duplicate the world’s largest solar thermal energy plant at sites across the US are being opposed because thousands of birds are bursting into flames as they fly overhead.
The $2.2 billion (£1.3 billion) Ivanpah plant, in the Mojave desert in California, uses more than 300,000 mirrors, each the size of a garage door, to reflect solar rays on to three towers, each up to 40 storeys high. Water inside the towers is heated to produce steam, powering turbines that generate carbon-free electricity for 140,000 homes.
Название документа Patients told to go online in radical NHS reform.docx
Patients will be able to view test results and book appointments online under “radical” plans to make accessing the NHS as simple as online banking. An official report yesterday set out how patients would be able to view their health records online by 2018 in an effort to make the health service a “digital pioneer”. Doctors would also be able to prescribe free smartphone apps to patients, to help them to manage conditions such as diabetes and depression. The NHS would award “kitemark” recognition to apps or websites that could help patients to improve their health, such as reminders to take medication, tools to track blood pressure or ways to spot signs of stress.
Название документа Pioneering probe makes historic comet landing.docx
Pioneering probe makes historic comet landing
A European robotic lander touched down on a comet 250 million miles from Earth today in a historic first for space exploration. The Philae probe, which was dropped from its mothership, Rosetta, this morning, is the first craft to perform a soft landing on a comet. Andrea Accomazzo, Spacecraft Operations Manager at the European Space Agency, confirmed just after 4pm: “We see the lander sitting on the rock. And it is talking to us.”The announcement came after “seven hours of terror” for the scientists involved – many of whom had devoted two decades to the mission.
Philae lands safely on comet after ten-year space odyssey
A European spacecraft landed on a comet 250 million miles from Earth yesterday, in a historic first for space exploration. The Philae lander reached the comet, named 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, yesterday evening, appearing to bounce gently before coming to a standstill. The confirmation of touch down, prompting cheers, hugs and whoops of joy at the control centre in Darmstadt, came seven hours after Philae’s mothership, Rosetta, had released the probe.
Название документа Power steps why walking is the best exercise at any age.docx
Power steps: why walking is the best exercise at any age
It’s a fast route to fitness; it costs nothing and is by far the easiest exercise. Yet the latest figures show that we are walking less than ever. Exercise psychologists at Edinburgh University have discovered that we cover 80 miles less a year on foot than we did a decade ago. Despite recommendations that we should amass at least 10,000-12,000 steps a day through walking just to stay healthy — and even more (up to 15,000) to lose weight — most of us manage only 3,000-4,000 a day.
Название документа Read this before you drink.docx
Read this before you drink
Women and alcohol: what it really does to your body
It’s hardly surprising that Carol Vorderman claims to have shed a lot of weight after ditching booze for a year. Weight gain is one of the most instant effects of regular high alcohol consumption and it’s not difficult to see why when you consider that, according to the charity Drink Aware, a large glass of wine (250ml) can add 228 calories to your evening meal, the equivalent of a Cornetto ice cream or two fish fingers.
A standard glass of red or white wine (175ml) could also contain up to 160 calories, similar to a slice of Madeira cake.
Название документа Russia plans giant leap with permanent base on Moon.docx
Russia plans giant leap with permanent base on Moon
Russian scientists are planning to colonise the Moon by 2030 to mine there lunar minerals.
Forty two years after man last set foot on the Moon, details emerged yesterday of a three step project by the Russian Academy of sciences, Moscow State University and the state space agency Roscosmos to put Russia back at the forefront of lunar exploration.
Russia has not been to the Moon in nearly half a century. In 1959 the USSR became the first nation to reach the lunar surface when Luna 2, a 390kg unmanned spacecraft landed the Earth satellite.
Название документа Schools turn out teenagers who are ‘sloppy, lazy and not up to the job’.docx
Schools turn out teenagers who are ‘sloppy, lazy and not up to the job’
Too many teenagers leave school without having learnt how to dress smartly, speak politely, and turn up for work on time, Ofsted’s chief inspector said yesterday. Sir Michael Wilshaw said young people were not well enough prepared for work, contributing to high levels of youth unemployment.
He was particularly critical of school sixth forms, saying many had expanded as the age of compulsory education was raised to 17 but had not developed courses to stretch less able teenagers or improve their English and maths.
Sir Michael, launching an Ofsted report on further education, said employers complained that too many young
Название документа Tesco to take the healthy option and remove sweets at checkouts.doc
Tesco has announced plans to remove sweets and chocolate from checkouts across all of its stores by the end of the year in what it claims is an industry first.
Britain’s largest supermarket chain conducted research that found that 65 per cent of customers said that removing confectionery from checkouts would help them to make healthier choices.
Though other supermarkets have similar policies, if the plans are fully implemented it would put them among the most far-reaching, as they include removing confectionery from areas near to the tills, for example racks of sweets at children’s eye level.
Название документа The teeming world around Stonehenge is uncovered at last.docx
The teeming world around Stonehenge is uncovered at last
Today it stands in splendid isolation, but Stonehenge was once the focal point of a huge natural arena dotted with smaller shrines, ritual monuments and a gigantic “house of the dead”, scientists have revealed. The most extensive survey of the landscape surrounding the monument has uncovered 17 previously unknown Neolithic structures, including circle and oval henges, burial pits and the remains of a 33m-long building. The discoveries overturn a long-held view that Stonehenge was a site accessible only to high priests, tribal leaders or people of special social status.
Instead, archaeologists now think the whole area was “teeming with activity”,
Название документа US officer doesn’t miss a beat (on his skateboard).docx
US officer doesn’t miss a beat (on his skateboard)
The first policeman in America to patrol his beat on a skateboard is being hailed as “the world’s coolest cop”.
The officer aged 40 adopted his unusual mode of transport earlier this year.
“I like to skate and I was trying to figure out how I can do it more at work,” he said.
“The chief wanted us to get out of our cars and engage with the public more,” he aded.
beat – участок работы (например, район, который контролирует полицейский или какая-либо сфера жизни, которую освещает репортёр)
Название документа Watch out workers, the robots are coming.docx
Watch out workers, the robots are coming
They already assemble our cars and soon they will drive them for us, too. But robots are about to prove that they are equally as suited to white-collar as they are to blue-collar work, a report by an independent think-tank suggests. Experts have predicted that doctors, accountants, lawyers and the rest of the professional classes are to be supplanted by artificial superintelligence and advanced robotics by 2025.
Название документа Why Lidl is not the new Tesco.docx
Why Lidl is not the new Tesco
The challenge to complete the weekly shop at the fast-expanding budget German supermarket proves all too taxing. ‘Have you ever been to Lidl?” asked the editor of this fine section. Good question. Lidl is the German cut-price supermarket that’s killing the competition by offering similar products up to a third cheaper, causing price wars to break out across our nation of shopkeepers. It is now launching “high-end, on trend” (its words, not mine) fashion too, like, um, fake leather jackets for £15 and heeled ankle boots for under a tenner.
Название документа мультфильмы.docx
The Amazing World of Gumball: The kids show that parents love to watch
It’s 6.30 on a Sunday morning. I’m sitting on the sofa watching television, squashed between my two young daughters, who are in fits of giggles at the antics of a wisecracking blue cat and his goldfish pal. Despite the ungodly hour, I’m laughing too, thanks to the The Amazing World of Gumball, the cream of a high-quality crop of innovative and hilarious animated series on the American satellite channel Cartoon Network. It’s loved by the target demographic (6 to 12-year-olds) but also students and increasingly parents who are tuning in with their offspring.
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