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For Tolkien, the Love of Words Comes First
The author of The Hobbit was also a poet and a medieval philologist who, as part of the process of creating the realm of Middle Earth, also invented highly elaborate imaginary languages. Charles...
The Fascinating Art of Whistled Speech
From Amazonia to Siberia, some human populations the world over communicate by whistling. More complex than it sounds, whistled speech intrigues linguists and neuroscientists alike. Linguist and bio-...
Linguistic Diversity: Food for Thought?
Is it possible—or even desirable—to impose a single language for the human sciences, just as English has become the international language of the hard sciences? According to the Dictionary of...
Cave Structures Shed New Light on Neanderthals
The Legacy of World War I
The Secret Sex Life of Truffles
A New Hope for Lupus Treatment
The physics of Champagne
Laureates of the CNRS Medal of Innovation 2017
Studying Elephants’ Sleep Patterns to Understand our Own?
Unmasking Fake Reviews on the Web