1. Every two weeks, one of the world’s recorded 7,000 languages becomes extinct.

The expedition was seeking to document and help preserve the endangered languages in Q this isolated area.

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Instead, they heard a language, the linguists said, that sounded as different from Aka as R English does from Japanese.

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Two years ago, a team of linguists visited the remote hill country of northeastern India to S study little-known languages, many of them unwritten and in danger of falling out of use. After further investigation, leaders of the research announced last week the discovery of a “hidden” language, known locally as Koro, completely new to the world outside these rural T communities.

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When they reached the tiny village of Kichang, they expected to hear the people speaking U Aka, a fairly common tongue in that district.

2. Asian stinkbugs have become a highly damaging pest to farmers and a major annoyance to homeowners in the United States. Farmers in these areas are currently using conventional insecticides to control the bugs, Q but are experiencing limited success.

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An extract of the fungus strongly repelled stink bugs in laboratory tests, and could be R capable of repelling up to 90 percent of stink bugs in other settings.

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A repellent made from this extract could promise relief for homeowners and farmers S plagued by the invasive bugs.

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However, a group of Japanese researchers announced last week that they had developed T the first-ever stink bug repellent, made from a common plant fungus.

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These stink bugs have no natural predators here and are particularly rampant in midU Atlantic states like Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

20 to 40 percent of the bee colonies in the United States alone have suffered Q “colony collapse. 3 This combination produces a full. three-dimensional representation on a computer that can U be analyzed to calculate the stresses on joints and the G-forces that produce them. 2 T Suspected reasons for this collapse ranged from pesticides to genetically modified food. 5 This research could lead to new virtual training programs to help athletes practice without S actually risking injury. in hopes of improving performance or preventing injuries. U or two. biomechanics and orthopedic research. according R to these scientists. perform and recover from injuries. and this S remains a subject for the next round of research. A handful of major league baseball teams are engaged in a race to master motion-capture technology. 4 Orthopedic surgeons are doing research with it to analyze the details of athletes’ T movements.3.” 1 4 A fungus combined with a virus have apparently interacted to cause the problem. 3 Now. It has been one of the great murder mysteries of the garden: what is killing off the honeybees? Since 2006. 5 Exactly how that combination kills bees remains uncertain. 4. 1 2 It combines the technology that captures human gestures for movie special effects with R advanced sensors. scientists appear to have achieved a major breakthrough: identifying a new suspect. . the scientists said. Motion-capture technology is an advanced imaging technology that could influence the way Q athletes train.

But Dr. claiming that much of it has been rendered U obsolete by technology and that there are better ways to spend their time with patients. 1 Most new jobs will require more than a high school education. and countless lab tests. education experts agree. 3 2 Recent state budget cuts. promise to make it even harder for R people to go to college. The education gap facing the nation’s work force is evident in the numbers. is scheduled for next year. 5 U Another round of grants. in an T modern era of CT.I. and serves as a ritual that transforms two S strangers into doctor and patient. 4 3 R Others admit they do the exam almost as a token gesture.R. Verghese is on a mission to bring back something he considers a lost art: the physical exam. Verghese believes a thorough exam can yield vital information and help doctors Q figure out which tests to order and which to skip. Several nonprofit education organizations are beginning an ambitious initiative to address Q that challenge by accelerating the development and use of online learning tools. 6.. yet fewer than half of T Americans under 30 have a postsecondary degree of any kind. he said. . only because patients expect it. he says. 2 Some doctors would gladly let the exam go. 4 An initial donation of $20 million will be for online courses tailored for community S colleges and low-income young people. A physician named Dr. M. 5 A proper exam also earns trust. ultrasound.5. 1 He is out to save the physical exam because it seems to be wasting away. for high school programs.

garlic and salt. These recent changes have caused a boom in tourism in the last year. red chili peppers. as a “banchan” or side dish. bringing in 10% Q more people this year alone. Kimchi is a fiery and pungent Korean dish that typically combines cabbage. which has changed slowly. the price of cabbage has recently gone up so high that restaurants can no longer U afford to do this. as well as fewer acres having been planted in cabbages after a bumper crop and R low prices in 2009. . from about $2. Rome is a glorious jumble of history and art. 3 The price for Napa cabbage grown in Korea has skyrocketed in the past month. 8. 5 3 R Around town young chefs are experimenting with local ingredients to create new tastes.50. radishes. unlike other European cultural capitals. according to Q food industry figures. The average price for a head of Napa cabbage was originally around $1. 1 T Restaurants normally offer kimchi for free. 2 T A futuristic museum in the historic center has added color to the city’s architectural scene. to as much S as $14. 4 5 Economists have blamed this price increase on overly rainy weather that caused a cabbage shortage.40.7. 2 However. Rome has welcomed some new sparkle. 1 U But lately. 4 S Even old palazzos have been given makeovers.

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