VOA:科学周报 (共19篇)


Scientists Closer to Solving Plain of Jars Mystery
A new group of human remains has been uncovered on the Plain ofJarsin Laos. They are believed to date back to the Iron Age, some 2,500 years ago. The Plain of Jars is in the central Lao province of Xieng Khouang. The area covers hundreds of kilometers in
Astronaut Scott Kelly Talks about His Year in Space
For nearly a year, American astronaut Scott Kelly has been living and working at the International Space Station (ISS), with no running water. He told reporters Thursday that it is like camping in the woods for a year. He said the fact that everything
Scientists Could be Closer to AIDS Cure
Since the start of the deadly AIDS epidemic in the 1980s, scientists have been working towards a cure. Now, they may be close to finding one. Researchers have developed a method to cut the viral DNA from a person's infected cells. It is called CRISPR/Cas9
Oceans To Hold More Plastic Than Fish by 2050
There will be more plastic than fish in the world's oceans by 2050 unless more recycling takes place. That is what anew reportfrom the World Economic Forum and Ellen MacArthur Foundation warns. If the currenttrendcontinues, the report said, oceans will
Scientist Fights for Coral Reefs, Makes Science Fun
The language used by scientists to explain complex ideas can be difficult and -- well, let's face it -- sometimesboring . The language, with its Latin words and long scientific terms, could be one reason some people avoid learning about science,
Sea Levels and Arctic Temperatures Rise
Scientists found sea levels are rising faster today than anytime over the past 3,000 years. Another group of scientists found that January temperatures in the Arctic hit a record high. The sea level researchers gathered information going back 28
Astronomers Get Window Seat for Eclipse
An astronomer, TV weatherman and “eclipse chaser” named Joe Rao from New Yorkbeggedan airline to change its schedule. He wanted his flight to leave 25 minutes late so he and the other passengers could witness thesolar eclipsefrom the air on March 8 and 9.
Some Volcanic Clays Kill Bacteria
Ancient people knew that some kinds of clay have healing qualities. They rubbed clay on their skin to cover wounds. They also used the natural rock or soil material to treat stomach problems. Now, American researchers have discovered how different clays