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今日推荐:2021年07月19日 晶晶读中英文故事馆
晶闻社期  7/17/2021

总编:刘晶晶
副总编:常家睿

副总编:方可滢

晶议见闻主编:卢可可

晶彩趣闻主编:王雨乐

晶品漫谈主编:陈晶露

晶津乐道主编:张乐嘉

晶采新知主编:贺英博

晶彩再现主编:雷岸汀



编辑/校对:全全



晶议见闻


一,美国法学院的申请急剧上升

 

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-07-07/law-school-applications-surge-28-lsat-scores-near-180-more-than-double

 

根据Biglaw Investor 的数据,在较大的美国公司,刚从法律专业毕业的学生的基本年薪已从2018 年以来一直徘徊的190,000 美元跃升至205,000 美元。公司还提供签约奖金和其他现金的意外收获,以吸引他们进入这份通常需要每周工作100 小时的工作。根据管理该考试的非营利组织法学院招生委员会(LSAC) 的数据,今年美国法学院的入学申请数量比去年激增了28%。今年的申请量达到了2011年以来的最高水平。申请者的LSAT分数都很高,得分最高的学生人数为175到180,比去年增加了一倍多。这不仅仅是法学院的申请。美国医学院协会表示,医学院也出现了兴趣激增现象,去年的申请量创历史新高,最新数据显示,2021年春季学期的研究生总体入学率比去年同期增长了4.6%。根据研究生管理招生委员会的数据,全球商学院的申请增加了2.4%,扭转了2019年下降3.1%的趋势,因为人们在大流行的不确定性中寻求改善工作和薪酬前景。

 

(采编/翻译:常家睿)

 

 

Applications are up sharply at U.S. law schools

 

Base annual salary for a first-year law graduate has jumped to asmuch as $205,000 at the larger U.S. firms, up from $190,000, where it hadhovered since 2018, according to Biglaw Investor. Firms are also offeringsigning bonuses and other cash windfalls to lure attorneys into what’s often apunishing 100-hour workweek. The number of applications to U.S. law schools foradmission this year has surged 28% from last year, according to the Law SchoolAdmission Council (LSAC), a nonprofit group that administers the test.Applications this year were at their highest level since 2011. Applicants havehigh LSAT scores, with the number of students scoring in the highest,175-to-180 range more than doubling from last year. It wasn’t just law schoolapplications. Medical schools, too, saw interest spike, with applications at anall-time high last year, the Association of American Medical Colleges said, andoverall graduate student enrollment went up 4.6% for the 2021 spring semesterfrom a year earlier, the latest data available, according to the NationalStudent Clearinghouse Research Center. Applications to business schools aroundthe world rose by 2.4%, reversing a 3.1% decline in 2019, according to datafrom the Graduate Management Admission Council, as people sought to improvetheir job and pay prospects amid the uncertainties of the pandemic.



二,青少年创业故事:Rachel Parent

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rachel_Parent

 

Rachel Parent 11 岁时开始对转基因食品感兴趣。因为选择了学校的关于转基因的课题项目,她发现加拿大不要求食品制造商为令人不安的转基因食品贴上标签。于是Rachel 发起了一项运动“孩子们的知情权- 只需给它贴上标签”,这是建立在我们拥有“了解食物中的成分的权利”的信念之上。根据Rachel的说法,我们现在吃的食物中约有70% 含有转基因生物(GMO)。许多独立的研究质疑转基因生物对我们的健康和环境的安全性的影响。没有标签,我们就没有选择的自由来决定我们吃什么。标记它!发起这项运动就是为了给转基因食品贴上标签。(采编/翻译:卢可可)

 

 

Rachel Parent's interest in genetically modified foods beganwhen she was 11 years old. She chose the school project as subject of GMOs,when she found it troubling that Canada did not require food manufacturers toput labels on genetically modified foodsThe Kids Right To Know - Just Label It! campaign(initiated by Rachel Parent) is founded on the belief that we have the"Right to Know" what's in our food. According to Rachel,approximately 70% of the foods we now eat contain Genetically ModifiedOrganisms (GMOs). Many independent studies question the safety of GMOs, for ourhealth and the environment. Without labeling, we don't have the Freedom ofChoice to decide what we eat. The Just Label It! campaign was created to advocatefor the labeling of GMO foods.





晶彩趣闻

三,美国高中生暑期阅读精选十一本书(上)



https://newsela.com/read/ya-novels-summer-reading/id/2001021562/

尼娜·哈姆扎的《艾哈迈德·阿齐兹的史诗年》

艾哈迈德从夏威夷搬到了他父亲在明尼苏达州的家乡。这位12 岁的孩子对他父亲成长过程中温暖的回忆并不感到兴奋。相反,他在学校的第一天就受到欺负。他不得不解释他的肤色和他的印度裔美国人背景。当艾哈迈德因对学校造成威胁而受到指责时,他需要新朋友的帮助。

玛丽昂·戴恩·鲍尔的《阳光》

本的母亲在他3 岁时就离开了。她把他留给了他的父亲和一只名叫“阳光”的想象中的狗。现在,本想要和妈妈在她居住的岛上度过一个星期。他希望她能“回家”,不要离开他。从他到达他妈妈的小屋的那一刻起,本就感到了害怕,但不得不面对。

 

凯利·洛伊·吉尔伯特的《当我们是无限的》

曾经贝丝和她的高中朋友们非常亲密。然而,随着大学生活的开始,似乎难以为继高中时候的友谊。一个朋友开始和朋友圈外的人约会。另一个朋友被各种人所吸引。贝丝也终于表露了她对朋友杰森的感情。(采编:王雨乐翻译:刘凡)

 

Eleven top picks for summer YA reads

"Ahmed Aziz's Epic Year" By Nina Hamza

Ahmed has moved from Hawaiito his father's hometown in Minnesota. The 12-year-old isn't thrilled byhis dad's warm memories of growing up. 

Ahmed is bullied on the firstday at school. He has to explain the color of his skin and his IndianAmerican background. When he's also blamed for a threat to the school, Ahmedneeds help from new friends.

"Sunshine"By Marion Dane Bauer

Ben's mother took off when hewas 3 years old. She left him with his dad and imaginary dog, Sunshine. 

Now, Ben wants to spend aweek with his mom on the island where she lives. He wants her to return"home." From the moment he arrives at his mom's cabin, Ben must facehis fears. 

"WhenWe Were Infinite" By Kelly Loy Gilbert

Once Beth's high schoolfriends were very close. Yet that safe bubble of friends may not last oncecollege begins. One friend begins dating an outsider. Another friend comes outas pansexual, someone who is attracted to people of all genders. And Bethfinally reveals her feelings for her friend Jason.

 


四,飓风和台风

https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/scientists-say-hurricane-or-typhoon


飓风和台风这两个词都描述了在不同类型地区发生的相同类型的天气事件。飓风和台风都是热带气旋,基本上是旋转速度超快的风暴。热带气旋以及快速旋转的巨大风暴伴随着大雨和狂风,风速可达每小时 74 英里以上。飓风和台风的区别在于,发生在大西洋的热带气旋称为飓风,发生在太平洋印度洋的热带气旋称为台风。(采编/翻译: 张乐甜)

 

Hurricanes and Typhoons

Hurricane and Typhoon are two words that both describethe same type of weather occurrence that just happens in different types ofareas. Hurricanes and typhoons are both tropical cyclones, which is basically arotating storm that is turning super fast. Tropical cyclones, along with thehuge rapidly rotating storms, come with heavy rain and pounding winds that canblow more than 74 miles an hour. The difference between a hurricane and atyphoon is that a tropical cyclone that is occurring in the Atlantic Ocean iscalled a hurricane, and a tropical cyclone in the Pacific Indian Ocean isconsidered a typhoon


晶品漫谈

五,Museum- American Museum of Natural History


https://www.amnh.org/



美国自然历史博物馆位于纽约市,是世界上最大的自然历史博物馆之一。自 1869 年开放以来,该博物馆拥有超过3400 万件化石、岩石、动物、植物、矿物、文物和陨石标本。该博物馆占地超过 200 万平方英尺,由 26 座建筑物和 45 个永久展品以及一个图书馆和一个天文馆组成。博物馆还有一个虚拟之旅,让您可以更好地了解他们的展品和研究站。(采编/翻译:陈晶露)


AmericanMuseum of Natural History

Located in New York City, The AmericanMuseum of Natural History is one of the largest natural history museums in theworld. Since its opening in 1869, the museum has over 34 million specimens offossils, rocks, animals, plants, minerals, cultural artifacts, and meteorites.Spanning over 2 million square feet, the museum is made up of 26 buildings with45 permanent exhibits as well as a library and a planetarium. The museum evenhas a virtual tour which offers you a better look at their exhibits and research stations.



六,Podcast 推荐- Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me!



 https://www.npr.org/podcasts/344098539/wait-wait-don-t-tell-me

这个精彩的播客每周都会就时事对嘉宾进行测验,要求他们辨别此事的真假,很有喜剧效果,一定会让你发笑。每一集主题都会变化,从水管工到热狗。它每 7 天更新一次,每集持续 49 分钟多一点。它内容有趣,定期更新并且每集长度相似,是个很棒的播客。

 (采编/ 翻译:蔡心悦)

 

Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me! - A Podcast for StayingUpdated

 

This wonderful podcast quizzes guests every week oncurrent events, asking them to discern real events from fake in a comedicmanner that is sure to make you laugh. Every episode, WWDTM invites guests onto play, and topics change weekly ranging from plumbers to hot dogs. It updatesconsistently every 7 days, and lasts a little more than 49 minutes everyepisode. For people who want an entertaining podcast with a predictable updateschedule and episode length, this is perfect.



晶津乐道

七,高校资源-申请大学-选择一所大学

https://myfuture.com/college/taking-college-entrance-exams

 

在大学里寻找什么

  • 学术课程

哪些大学有您要找的专业?您想要一所挑战您的学校吗?您想要一所拥有硕士课程的学校,这样您就可以在那里读完研究生吗?或者,本科课程只是您想就读的另一所学校进行研究生学习的垫脚石?大一需要什么课程?毕业要求是什么?一些学校规定学生必须学习才能获得学位的科目, 而另一些学校则允许更多的选择。学术史您在那里的愿意,所以确保学校有您正在寻找的课程。

·      课外活动 

您参加运动吗?您想打大学水平的比赛吗?学校是否提供戏剧,音乐或者辩论俱乐部?学生报纸,广播或者电视台怎么样?您有兴趣加入兄弟会或者姐妹会吗?课外活动是对学术的重要补充。寻找一所提供您感兴趣的活动并能激发您的学习和成长的学校。

 

(采编/翻译:方可滢)


COLLEGE RESOURCES-CHOOSING A COLLEGE

WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A COLLEGE

·      AcademicPrograms

Whatcolleges have the majors you are looking for? Do you want a school that willchallenge you? Do you want a school that has a master's program, so you canstay there through graduate school? Or is an undergraduate program simply astepping-stone to another school you wish to attend for graduate studies? Whatclasses are required as a freshman? What are the graduation requirements? Someschools mandate the subjects students must study to receive a degree, whileothers allow more choice. Academics are why you are there, so make sure theschool has the curriculum you're looking for.

·      ExtracurricularActivities

Doyou play a sport? Do you want to play on a college level? Does the school offertheater, music or debate clubs? How about a student newspaper, radio or TVstation? Are you interested in joining a fraternity or sorority?Extracurricular activities are an important complement to academics. Look for aschool that offers activities that interest you and will inspire you to learnand grow.



晶采新知


八,科学家隔离出了罗马花椰菜用来形成螺旋形分形的基因

 



构成罗马花椰菜头部的盘旋绿色锥体形成了一种分形图案,也就是一种在多个尺度上重复的图案。研究人员报告说,现在,这种令人惊叹的结构背后的基因已经被确定,并且分形图案已经在一种名为拟南芥的常见实验室植物中复制了。科学家们知道一种拟南芥变种可以产生像花椰菜的小结构。因此,该团队在计算机模拟和实验室生长实验中操纵了拟南芥的基因。利用已被小心研究过的植物帮了助研究人员简化他们的实验并提炼出分形产生的机制。通过改变三个基因,研究人员在拟南芥上长出了罗马花椰菜式的头。其中两个基因变化阻碍了花朵的生长并引发了枝条生长失控。为了代替应该生长的花,植物会长出一个枝条,然后那个枝条上会长出另一个枝条,依此类推,产生一个连锁反应。研究人员随后改变了另一个基因,这增加了每个枝条末端的能够用来生长的面积,并为螺旋锥形分形的形成提供了空间。(采编/翻译:贺英博)

 

Scientists isolate the genes Romanescocauliflowers use to form spiraling fractals

 

The swirling green cones that make up the headof Romanesco cauliflower form a fractal pattern — one that repeats itself onmultiple scales. Now, the genes that underlie this stunning structure have beenidentified, and the fractal pattern has been replicated in a common lab plant,Arabidopsis thaliana, researchers report. Scientists knew an Arabidopsis variantcould produce small cauliflower-like structures. So the team manipulated thegenes of A. thaliana in both computer simulations and growing experiments inthe lab. Working with the extensively studied plant helped the researcherssimplify their experiments and distill the essential fractal-spawningmechanism. By altering three genes, the researchers grew a Romanesco-like headon A. thaliana. Two of those genetic tweaks hampered flower growth andtriggered runaway shoot growth. In place of a flower, the plant grows a shoot,and on that shoot, it grows another shoot, and so on, like a chain reaction. The researchers then altered one other gene, which increased the growingarea at the end of each shoot and provided space for spiraling conical fractalsto form.



九,冰


https://www.sciencenews.org/article/physics-weird-thin-ice-crystals-bend-flexible


当我们谈论冰时,我们经常想到它的特性是冰冷、坚硬且很容易破碎。然而,一些研究人员能够制造出柔韧而富有弹性的冰。研究人员使用了一根带有电压的针,它会吸引冷冻室内的水蒸气。由此产生的冰晶须直径只有几微米或更小,是典型人类头发宽度的一小部分。这些由此产生的冰晶须具有近乎完美的冰晶结构,不像冰箱中形成的冰有微小的裂缝和错位的晶体;赋予冰其标志性的脆弱特性。这些发现和创造可以帮助研究人员研究冰在受到压力或挤压时的特性。(采编/翻译:张乐嘉)


Ice

When we talk aboutice, we often think about its properties of being cold, rigid, and quite easyto shatter.  However, some researchers were able to create ice that wasflexible and elastic.  The researchers used a needle with an electricvoltage applied to it, which attracted water vapor within a chilled chamber.The resulting ice whiskers were a few micrometers in diameter or less, afraction of the www of a typical human hair.  These resulting ice whiskershad near-perfect ice crystal structures, unlike the ice that is formed in yourrefrigerator which has tiny cracks and misaligned crystals, giving the ice itssignature fragile properties.  These discoveries and creations can aidresearchers in studying ice’s properties when put under pressure or squeezed


晶彩再现
十,胡珀纪念奖学金

https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/merit-based/merit-scholarships/hooper-memorial-scholarship?goal=0_7902ca422c-34f1db9bc7-197997361&mc_cid=34f1db9bc7&mc_eid=e081b5e623 

Unigo 的描述:在经认可的高等教育机构就读交通、物流、交通管理或其他相关领域的职业或学位课程的当前本科或研究生国际或美国学生有资格申请该奖项。申请人的平均绩点必须为 3.0 或更高。

 胡珀纪念奖学金的申请要求是:

  • 散文

  • 推荐信

  • 申请表

  • 官方记录

  • 照片

 奖金为 2,000 美元,截止日期为 2021 7 25 日。(采编/翻译: 雷岸汀)

 

Hooper Memorial Scholarship 

Descriptionfrom Unigo: A current undergraduate or graduate international or U.S. studentenrolled in an accredited institution of higher learning in a vocational ordegree program in transportation, logistics, traffic management or otherrelated field is eligible to apply for this award. Applicants must have a gradepoint average of 3.0 or higher.

Applicationrequirements for the Hooper Memorial Scholarship are:

  • Essay

  • Recommendation letter

  • Application form

  • Official Transcript

  • Photo

The prizemoney is $2,000 and the deadline is July 25, 2021. 



 




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