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Earth is a perfect ecosystem and the best place for life which we know in the universe. The complex interaction between the elements earth, water and air – land masses, oceans, and atmosphere – is finely balanced and functions smoothly. But this fragile interplay can easily go wrong. Researchers are gradually puzzling out the factors throwing our intertwined earth out of balance.

Geosciences: The intertwined Earth

Earth is a perfect ecosystem and the best place for life which we know in the universe. The complex interaction between the elements earth, water and air – land masses, oceans, and atmosphere – is finely balanced and functions smoothly. But this fragile interplay can easily go wrong. Researchers are gradually puzzling out the factors throwing our intertwined earth out of balance. [more]

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Family ties in the language jungle

April 16, 2014

Max Planck researchers reveal relationships between rare languages in the Colombian Amazon [more]

Linguistics

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Universals of conversation

November 08, 2013

Max Planck researchers found that words that signal problems with understanding are similar across languages [more]

Linguistics

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Grammatical structures as a window into the past

November 04, 2013

New world atlas of colonial-era languages reveals massive traces of African and Pacific source languages [more]

Evolutionary Biology . Linguistics

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Did Neandertals have language?

July 09, 2013

A recent study suggests that Neandertals shared speech and language with modern humans [more]

Linguistics

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Study shows ancient relations between language families

September 20, 2012

Researchers introduce a new method to analyse the evolution of structural features in more than 50 language families [more]

Cognitive Science . Linguistics

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Head start for little language learners

September 10, 2012

Babies’ ability to detect complex rules in language outshines that of adults [more]

Linguistics

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Indo-European languages originate in Anatolia

August 27, 2012

A new study by an international team of researchers, including Michael Dunn from the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, suggests that the family tree of languages has roots in Anatolia [more]

Linguistics . Mathematics

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In search of the key word

July 17, 2012

Bursts of certain words within a text are what make them keywords [more]

 
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