雅思写作参考《New scientist》:No art to the impossible!
今天这里为大家分享的文章是：No art to the impossible
POLITICS is often said to be the art of the possible. Complex realworld problems rarely have neat solutions. But British politicians appear to have forgotten this: the impossible is becoming law. Consider the Psychoactive Substances Bill, which attempts to ban almost everything that alters mental state. It was passed last week by mostly supine MPs after a clueless debate.
Last week also saw publication of the draft “snooper’s charter”,which asks for some powers that are nonsensical, because they bear little relation to how digital communications actually work,and others that are draconian (14 November 2015, p 20). And it saw the release of the “evidence base” behind the drive for a seven-day National Health Service, though this provides scant justification for the proposed reforms, as the medical profession has explained.
Rationalists may hope these laws will prove unworkable. But with the government seemingly also bent on removing checks and balances on its power, from freedom of information requests to human rights laws, we should be concerned that it will instead be free to interpret their vagaries any way it wants, unchallenged.
In a democracy, that may seem unthinkable. But it is beginning to seem worryingly possible.
(一)Stellar blasts that could cook up life
古语云，置之死地而后生，宇宙起源于一场大爆炸，而谁也不知道，在这场爆炸中竟然出现了生命，一个哈佛的研究团队发现，PLANETS blasted with stellar flares could be delicately balanced between nurturing life and killing it off.爆炸存在两面性，也是一把双刃剑“UV blasts can seed life. But if a planet already has life, they can kill it. It’s a double-edged sword”
(二)What makes your job so stressful
压力是大城市的通病，工作压力极大时，也会影响到身体健康。在这次研究中，根据cortisol含量，来判断压力的大小。而从同事和老板那里得到的支持程度决定了一个工作是多么的有压力。当然工作压力也与一个人投入工作的努力与他们获得多少奖励相关，“Employees should be able to see that their input is worth something” 。