Tracing languages back to their common ancestors through the statistics of sound shifts

seg, mar 02 2015

A statistical technique that sorts out when changes to words' pronunciations most likely occurred in the evolution of a language offers a renewed opportunity to trace words and languages back to their earliest common ancestor or ancestors. ...

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Zombie outbreak? Statistical mechanics reveals the ideal hideout; and informs real disease modeling

dom, mar 01 2015

A team researchers focusing on a fictional zombie outbreak as an approach to disease modeling suggests heading for the hills, in the Rockies, to save your brains from the undead. ...

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