每日英語跟讀 Ep.K100: About Europe - Spain will experiment with four-day workweek, a first for Europe
For years, advocates for a four-day workweek have argued that a compressed schedule could lead to more productivity and a better work-life balance — a perspective that has gained credence in some countries amid the coronavirus pandemic, which has wrought drastic changes to the way people work.
Spain is about to find out firsthand whether it works. The country is poised to become one of the first to experiment with a 32-hour workweek, which would allow workers to spend less time at the office without any change in pay.
Exactly what the pilot program will look like is unclear, nearly every detail was still up for negotiation, including how many companies will be involved and how long the experiment will last.
Monkeys in Finland zoo prefer traffic noises over nature sounds 芬蘭動物園猴子喜歡交通噪音勝過自然聲響
White-faced saki monkeys at Korkeasaari Zoo of Finland have shown a "significant" preference for traffic sounds over jungle noises, researchers have found.
A tunnel fitted with sensors was installed in a monkey enclosure. This allowed the monkeys to choose whether they listened to a playlist of traffic noises, nature and falling rain - or a choice of either zen music and dance music.
Dr. Ilyena Hirskyj-Douglas said："We thought they would enjoy more calming sounds, such as zen music, but actually they triggered the traffic sounds more."
The monkeys also groomed themselves or each other and sometimes slept with the sounds playing - something they did not do for any of the other noises.
Kirsi Pynnonen, the zoo’s research coordinator, said the sounds of the road mimic some of the ways in which the animals naturally communicate.
Source article: https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1439968 ; https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1440509
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