第八届海峡两岸口译大赛主题：面向未来的教育（Education for the future）
A new mobile game introduced by the company of Tencent has attracted many users.
The game is easy for beginners, as each round is short in duration, and the content includes familiar historical figures and events.
The game is accused of distorting history and exerting negative influences on students.
As the weather turns hotter, one may feel the urge to consume something cool. There is sound evidence to suggest that eating spicy food can help you cool down. The secret? Sweat. Chili peppers contain a chemical called capsaicin, which triggers the sensation of heat. The “burn” you feel in your mouth from eating spicy food is followed by a warming sensation throughout the rest of your body, causing you to sweat. Sweating is one of the primary methods the human body has to regulate its temperature; specifically, it’s the evaporation of sweat that removes heat from your body. However, this form of cooling off isn’t particularly useful unless your tongue can enjoy the burning feeling created from the heat of the spices. There’s no easy trick to tolerating spicy food other than practice. You can start by only adding small doses of spices to your normal meals. When your taste buds become accustomed to these small measures of seasoning, bring it up a notch. Try adding seeded, chopped chilies to your meals. A great tip to tame the flame of that spicy pain is to accompany spicy food with dairy products.
As the human race embarks from their home planet that we call Earth into the surrounding space of the solar system and then beyond into the vastness of the universe, they will not go alone. The decision to select manned missions for space exploration is followed by the next question to determine the role of machines that will accompany us. Robots can accomplish routine tasks easier, safer and cheaper than humans. For example, the use of robots can expedite the creation of a lunar base or a colony on the planet Mars prior to human arrival. The specifics of what type of robots and the details of their use will be of critical importance to the overall success of the mission. Currently, robots perform better than humans in a number of tasks. Machines can perceive the visual spectrum beyond the range of humans; they require a smaller amount in both size and usage of consumables; they can be built to better tolerate environmental extremes like life-threatening cold weather and radiation; and they are expendable. On the other hand, human beings have critical, major advantages over machines in other areas, including mobility, manipulation skills, critical thinking with respect to plan or system failures, self-repair under broad parameters, to name just a few. Tests indicate that a human scientist operating in space is minimally several orders of magnitude more efficient than employing a rover supported by a remote, Earth-based human team. So, the journey of space exploration and discovery always will and should be a partnership between man and machines. //