A Rare Find as Linguists Discover a New Language in the Himalayas

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A Koro speaker talks to Gregory Anderson in Arunachal Pradesh, India, as he makes a recording of the language.

In the foothills of the Himalayas, two field linguists have uncovered a find as rare as any endangered species—a language completely new to science.

 

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Stunning Photos of the Vanishing Himilayan Glaciers

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Then and now photos of the melting Himilayan glaciers.

In an effort to raise awareness of vanishing glaciers, filmmaker and mountaineer David Breashears began a project called Rivers of Ice: Vanishing Glaciers of the Great Himalaya. Breashears, inspired the the beauty of the Himalayas captured in photographs taken in the last century, has traveled to the sites where those pictures were taken to see what has changed. The diagnosis, shown in the series of photographs that makes up the Rivers of Ice project, is not good. (Pics)

 

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