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The Pyrenean ibex, an impressive mountain goat that lived in the central Pyrenees in Spain, went extinct in 2000. But a...
Tight budgets are forcing NASA to consider turning off one or more planetary science projects that have completed their...
Ebola is not a stranger to West Africa—an outbreak in the 1990s killed chimpanzees and sickened one researcher. But the...
In an as-yet-unpublished report, an international panel of geoscientists has concluded that a pair of deadly...
Tropical disease experts tried and failed before to eradicate yaws, a rare disfiguring disease of poor countries. Now,...
Since 2002, researchers have reported that agricultural communities in the hot and humid Pacific Coast of Central...
Balkan endemic kidney disease surfaced in the 1950s and for decades defied attempts to finger the cause. It occurred...
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Podcast: Saving Endangered Languages
17 February 2012 9:50 pm
How can speakers of endangered languages protect their mother tongues from dying? And does modern technology help preserve disappearing speech? Science’s Kerry Klein speaks with Meg Noori and David Harrison about their attempts to protect endangered languages by integrating them into the digital age, part of a session on linguistics at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (which publishes ScienceNOW). The two also participated in a live chat with Science's John Travis earlier this afternoon.