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New research suggests that Indo-European languages emerged from a single common ancestor language spoken on the Russian steppes more than 5,500 years ago. Photo by Johan Klovsjö/Flickr Linguists have traced the roots of English, Hindi, Greek and...
Traffic on the 495 Beltway in the Washington, D.C.-metro area can get hairy during rush hour. Research indicates that women, especially with families, are disproportionately stressed from long commutes, which can affect their job prospects. Photo by...
“Selma” is nominated for best picture and best original song. Photo by Paramount Pictures. 1. The speeches in “Selma” aren’t Martin Luther King Jr.’s real words. RELATED LINKSQuiz: Match the critic’s snark to the Oscar-nominated film “...
Chief arts correspondent Jeffrey Brown on assignment in Timbuktu. Photo by Molly Raskin Chief arts correspondent Jeffrey Brown is writing from Mali, where he is reporting for his series “Culture at Risk,” exploring the problems and solutions to arts...
Editor’s Note: News about terrorism saturates the airwaves and has become a central part of the American psyche, not to mention political rhetoric. But despite the rise of ISIS, transnational terrorism is declining, and is actually 40 percent less...
As student data moves from filing cabinets and local servers to the cloud, what kind of data has become vulnerable? Photo by Flickr user Robert Couse-Baker Earlier this month, students and parents in Washington, D.C. and Miami learned that massive...