Languages: One tongue could be lost per month this century

By Christa Lesté-Lasserre Researchers Lindell Bromham and Xia Hua analyse data on the Gurindji language Jamie Kidston/ANU Denser road networks, higher levels of education and even climate change are just a few of the factors that could lead to the loss of more than 20 per cent of the world’s 7000 languages by the end … Read more

Chinese Kuaizhou-1A rocket fails after launch, 2 satellites lost

A Kuaizhou-1A solid rocket by Chinese commercial company Expace failed to make it to orbit Tuesday (Dec. 14), taking two commercial satellites with it during its demise. The rocket launched from the China National Space Administration‘s Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi Desert at 9 p.m. EST (0200 GMT or 10 a.m. local time … Read more

Encounter review: A sci-fi road trip that gets lost along the way

By Gregory Wakeman Malik (Riz Ahmed, centre) is determined to prepare his sons to fight the aliens Amazon Content Services LLC Encounter Michael Pearce UK cinemas, Amazon Prime ENCOUNTER brings together three of the most exciting stars in the British film industry: director Michael Pearce, whose debut feature Beast was critically acclaimed on its release … Read more