The world faces a future of people speaking more than one language, with English no longer seen as likely to become dominant, a British exert says in a new analysis. "English is likely to remain one of the world's most important languages for the foreseeable future, but its future is more problematic - and complex - than most people appreciate," said language researcher David Graddol. He sees English as likely to become the "first among equals" rather than having the global field to itself.
The surgical procedure performed by Dr. Christiaan Barnard could have been done in the United States had physicians there not faced significant restrictions concerning heart transplants.
注）Dr.. Christiaan Barnard: クリスチャン・バーナード博士
Schizophrenia is a psychological disease, characterized by delusions and hallucinations. Though generally caused by genetic predisposition, researchers have noted a few other similarities among sufferers. For instance, in North America and in Europe, it is commonest among those born in mid-March. It affects those born in the city more than those born in the country. And the offspring of darker-skinned immigrants to northern countries are three to four times more likely than their pale-skinned con- temporaries to get the disease.
注）schizophrenia : 総合失調症、delusion : 妄想、hallucination : 幻覚、delusion : 妄想
On the TV game show Wheel of Fortune, the winning contestant always moves on to the bonus round. She has typically won several thousand dollars at this point, but the bonus prize always dwarfs the regular winnings: It might be a lump sum of $25,000 or a shiny new SUV depending on what’s in the secret envelope. There is no risk. She must simply fill in the blanks between a few consonants and vowels to guess the bonus word.
But it’s hard. Contestants often lose the bonus round. And when they do, host Pat Sajak opens the envelope to reveal what the hapless wordsmith might have won had she been more clever. Twenty-five grand! The studio audience moans, and the camera zooms in on the contestant’s disappointment. But Pat always ends the show by saying something like this: “I’m sorry. I can’t really feel bad for Mary, because she is walking away with $8,600!” He flashes a smile as the credits roll.
wordsmith: 挑戦者= contestant
A traditional French restaurant with elegant surroundings, luxurious cuisine, an award-winning wine cellar, and incomparable service, Paris 1930 is perfect for truly special occasions.
Searching for alternative life on Earth might seem misconceived, because there is excellent evidence that every kind of life so far studied evolved from a common ancestor that lived billions of years ago. Yet most of the life that exists on Earth has never been properly classified. The vast majority of species are microbes, invisible to the naked eyes, and scientists have analyzed only a tiny fraction of them. For all we know, there could be microbes with other ancestral origins living literally under our noses - or even inside our noses - constituting a sort of shadow biosphere, containing life, but not as we know it.
The New Madrid Fault erupted through the Mississippi valley in the early 1800s, generating three earthquakes so strong that the course of the Mississippi River was changed.