Journey in Life: 01/07/21

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Thursday, January 7, 2021

Bước nhảy lớn của nhân loại?

hạt giống cây bông được đưa lên Mặt trăng bởi tàu thăm dò Hằng Nga 4 đã nảy mầm.

The sprout has emerged from a lattice-like structure inside a canister after the Chang’e 4 lander touched down earlier this month, according to a series of photos released by the Advanced Technology Research Institute at Chongqing University.

“This is the first time humans have done biological growth experiments on the lunar surface,” said Xie Gengxin, who led the design of the experiment, on Tuesday.

Plants have been grown previously on the International Space Station, but this is the first time a seed has sprouted on the moon. The ability to grow plants in space is seen as crucial for long-term space missions and establishing human outposts elsewhere in the solar system, such as Mars.

Harvesting food in space, ideally using locally extracted water, would mean astronauts could survive for far longer without returning to Earth for supplies.

Không chỉ dừng ở thuế đâu

luật mới (bài tháng 12/2018) yêu cầu ngoại trưởng mỹ trong vòng 90 ngày phải báo cáo tới quốc hội quan chức nào của trung quốc ký lệnh giới hạn đi lại tới vùng tây tạng, và cấm/hủy visa của họ vào mỹ...
The new American law, enacted on Wednesday and called the Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act, says the secretary of state, who is now Mike Pompeo, must within 90 days give Congress a report that lays out the level of access to Tibetan areas that Chinese officials grant Americans.

The goal of the law is to force Chinese officials to relent on the limits they impose on travel to Tibetan areas.

Bài trước: Thôi xong

Thôi xong

tờ china daily viết rằng trong 8 năm qua, 72 tỷ phú ở nước này chết vì nguyên nhân không tự nhiên... (bài năm 2011)

-> jack ma giờ như nào nhỉ?

Which means that if you're one of China's 55k current billionaires, as listed on the 2011 Forbes Billionaires List, you should be more than a little nervous.

Mortality rate notwithstanding, what's more disturbing is how these mega wealthy souls met their demise. According to China Daily, 15 were murdered (bị giết), 17 committed suicide (tự tử), seven died from accidents (tai nạn) and 19 died from illness (ốm). Oh, yes, and 14 were executed (xử tử). (Welcome to China.)

I don't know about you but I find it somewhat improbable that among such a small population there could be so many "suicides," "accidents" and "death by disease" (the average age of those who died from illness was only 48).

Bài trước: Oải rồi

"Cleanse the Augean stables" nghĩa là gì?

"Cleanse the Augean stables" = dọn chuồng ngựa Augean -> nghĩa là rời, đi khỏi nơi chứa đầy tham nhũng, mục nát, thối rữa. Trong truyền thuyết Hy Lạp, Hercules được giao nhiệm vụ dọn chuồng ngựa 30 năm chưa dọn của người Augean.

Ví dụ
The South Node eclipse can cleanse what needs to be cleansed, but often that cleansing is kind of like Hercules diverting a river to cleanse the Augean stables. It can be very destabilizing (không ổn định) and even destructive. That destabilization is likely to be mental and emotional as much as physical.

The APC came to power on the pretext (có cớ) that it was out to cleanse the Augean stables, that is, to rid the country of the corruption of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP). But no sooner had Mr. Muhammadu Buhari stepped into power as President than it became clear to all and sundry that he was unprepared for power. 

All should be made to answer these questions: will you cleanse the Augean stables of the McCluskey-dominated Labour top offices? Will you pledge (thề) to stand down if you fall into irrecoverable unpopularity?

Oshiomhole, being a former governor and particularly because he had genuine and coruscating (chói lọi) intentions to cleanse the Augean stables, had perhaps, thought that his sincerity of purpose would be a leverage for him in dealing with his former colleagues; but not exactly so because he was living ahead of his time and age.

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