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Scientists Find No Evidence of Yeti 2017-12-0595770

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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.
几十年来,西方流行文化中一直流行着一种叫做雪人的大型生物。电影、动画片、视频游戏中都出现过它的身影。
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.
雪人是一种两条腿走路的大型长毛怪。有人说他们曾在亚洲喜马拉雅山见过。
It has a fearsome reputation.
雪人一直以可怕吓人闻名。
Consider a scene from the American cartoon show, Scooby Doo:
想象一下美国动画片《史努比》里的一个场景:
-Apparently every restaurant that’s ever opened here closed down immediately -- under suspicious circumstances.
很明显在这种可疑环境下,原本营业的餐馆全都立马关门了。
-Let me guess: Yeti-related circumstances?
让我猜一下,是因为雪人?
-You got it.
你猜对了。
New genetic research suggests that this huge beast may, in fact, exist in the Himalayas.
新基因研究表明,这种大型怪物很有可能就藏在喜马拉雅山。
But it’s probably just a bear.
但也有可能就是一只熊。
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.
一组科学家称,本周他们研究了九份从博物馆和私人收藏送来的样本DNA。所有样本都说是来自雪人。
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.
他们发现九份样本中有八份都是熊的样本,准确的说有亚洲黑熊、喜马拉雅山棕熊和西藏棕熊。余下的一份样本,研究者发现是来自一只狗。
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.
夏洛特·林德奎斯特在纽约州立大学布法罗分校研究熊类基因学。她是最近科学期刊《英国皇家学会学报:B版》上发表的雪人报告的作者之一。她说,报告的发现“可充分证明”雪人的传说与生活在山区的熊类密切相关。
Lindqvist called the study the most detailed research to date of so-called yeti specimens.
林德奎斯特称这份研究是目前为止对所谓的雪人族进行的最为详尽的研究。
While the recent study did not identify a yeti, it did give scientists information about the area’s bear populations.
虽然最近的这项研究并未证明雪人的存在,但是确实为科学家提供了有关该地区熊类数量的相关信息。
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.
研究发现,生活在西藏高原和西喜马拉雅山的棕熊属于两种不同的熊类种群。虽然栖息地非常接近,但是这两种熊几千年来都处于分离状态。
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