How does language emerge? New study provides insights into the first steps — ScienceDaily

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.

Source: How does language emerge? New study provides insights into the first steps — ScienceDaily

How ancient microbes created massive ore deposits, set stage for early life

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