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Linking twin extinctions of species and languages

A recent study noted that most of the 6,900 languages spoken on Earth occur in regions of high biodiversity. These findings point to a strong correlation between biological and linguistic diversity, with languages closely connected to the habitats where they are found.

NCAA cracks down on … on Caltech

Last week was a damning one for intercollegiate athletics, as an independent investigation revealed the extent to which senior officials of Pennsylvania State University (all of them now out of their positions) repeatedly opted not to report Jerry Sandusky to authorities, and allowed him to go on sexually assaulting boys.