VOA慢速英语(翻译+字幕+讲解):新发现:雪人物种似乎与熊类有关
日期:2017-12-03 22:58

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For decades, a large creature called a Yeti has been talked about in Western popular culture. It has appeared in films, cartoons, video games and more.
The yeti is large and hairy and walks on two feet. Some people claim they have seen a yeti in the Himalayan Mountains in Asia.
It has a fearsome reputation.
Consider a scene from the American cartoon show, Scooby Doo:
-Apparently every restaurant that's ever opened here closed down immediately -- under suspicious circumstances.
-Let me guess: Yeti-related circumstances?
-You got it.
New genetic research suggests that this huge beast may, in fact, exist in the Himalayas.
But it's probably just a bear.
A team of scientists said this week that they had studied the DNA of nine samples from museums and private collections. All of the samples were said to have come from the yeti.
They found that eight of the nine samples came from bears – Asian black bears, Himalayan brown bears and Tibetan brown bears, to be exact. The one remaining sample came from a dog, the researchers found.
Charlotte Lindqvist studies bear genetics at the State University of New York at Buffalo. She is one of the writers of the yeti report published recently in the scientific journal "Proceedings of the Royal Society B." She said the report's findings "strongly suggest" that the legend of the yeti is connected closely to bears that live in the mountainous area.
Lindqvist called the study the most detailed research to date of so-called yeti specimens.
While the recent study did not identify a yeti, it did give scientists information about the area's bear populations.
The brown bears living high in the Tibetan Plateau and the western Himalayan Mountains appear to belong to two separate bear populations, researchers found. Despite living fairly close to each other, those two populations have been separated for thousands of years, Lindqvist said.
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4.live in 居住在……

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They live in rooms which intercommunicate.
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5.New genetic research suggests that this huge beast may, in fact, exist in the Himalayas.

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in fact 事实上,实际上

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6.Apparently every restaurant that's ever opened here closed down immediately -- under suspicious circumstances.

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close down 关闭

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Their factory had to close down for good.
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All but one of those reactors are due to close down by 2023.
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参考译文

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几十年来,西方流行文化一直都在讨论一种名为雪人的大型生物,这种生物在电影、卡通、视频游戏等内容中均有出现zXKdG&%s5z-
雪人是一种长有毛发的大型生物,靠两脚并立行走hyxvYjwsz76eFqGe。一些人称,他们在亚洲的喜马拉雅山见过雪人(4w)GUyJP+-wYL
雪人名声在外,令人畏惧)tJ,fdSEZ00*@8*;W
想象这样一个美国卡通《史酷比》里的场景吧:
-显然,曾经开过的餐厅都迅速倒闭了——原因令人生疑tp]ji_tP[Oz*,)yDT
-让我猜猜:是与雪人有关吗?

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新的基因研究表明,雪人这种大型怪兽可能实际上真的存在于喜马拉雅山u#hUg_oHHpBxxq^lJ
但雪人很有可能只是熊Xe76jp+n=daf8]auVI8
一组研究人员本周表示,他们研究了多家博物馆和私人珍藏品中的9份DNA样本,据称,这些样本都是雪人的样本%^S0QD95LX5I-!4+r61i
他们发现,这9份样本中有8份是熊类的样本——准确的说,是亚洲黑熊、喜马拉雅棕熊、西藏棕熊aYv=UYqe1rrB.yq!a^。还有1份是狗的,研究人员如是说道FYTy@PM1^JnB4!
夏洛特 斯特是纽约州立大学水牛城校区熊类基因学的研究人员j]_1GowngV]C。她是最近科学期刊《英国皇家学会会刊B辑》上发布的有关雪人报告的作者之一A&x7QCiq7Nr。夏洛特表示,这份报告的发现“有利地表明”关于雪人的传说与居住在该山区的熊类密切相关JA|R1Qeh*3ZY,d@l~4
夏洛特称,这份研究是目前为止所谓雪人样本中最详细的一次研究了#Hhhk@VJ;]~v8d7
虽然最近的这项研究并没有证实雪人的身份,但它让科学家掌握了该地区熊类的一些信息vezZcHf^SA=i
科学家发现,高居在西藏高原和喜马拉雅山西部的棕熊似乎属于两个分支熊类VOogd6cBJ_I1Lnwj。虽然他们住的很近,但上千年以来这两种熊类都没有基因交叉Cybr2Npxca
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