How did the almost 6,000 languages of the world come into being? Researchers have tried to simulate the process of developing a new communication system in an experiment — with surprising results: even preschool children can spontaneously develop communication systems that exhibit core properties of natural language.
Ancestors of modern bacteria cultured from an iron-rich lake in Democratic Republic of Congo could have been key to keeping Earth’s dimly lit early climate warm, and in forming the world’s largest iron ore deposits billions of years ago.
Source: How ancient microbes created massive ore deposits, set stage for early life: The research provides a possible explanation to the ‘faint-young-sun’ paradox, originated by astronomer Carl Sagan — ScienceDaily
He Jiankui’s original research, published for the first time, could have failed, scientists say