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July/August 1996 Frontiers cover, One Species: One Language

One Species: One Language
The Universal Nature of Human Languages
July/August 1996


One Species: One Language
The Universal Nature of Human Languages
Some linguists believe that every language in the world is made up of one structure, a kind of language floor plan that is hardwired to our brains.

Crash Testing Black Holes: A Colossal Collision
Physicists are using computer models to demonstrate the power of gravitational giants; their description will help other physicists studying the skies.

An Epidemic in the Serengeti: Dog Virus Kills Lions
Epidemiologists follow the trail of a killer virus after it attacked wildlife in East Africa, including the NSF-lion project.

Poverty No Longer Sets Appalachia Apart
Appalachia counties have caught up with other areas in terms of economic and population growth.

NSF Joins European Physics Project
NSF and the Department of Energy will provide funds and scientists to The European Laboratory for Particle Physics in Geneva, Switzerland.

National Math and Science Scores Improve
NSF's report, Indicators of Science and Mathematics Education 1995, demonstrated significant improvements in American schools.

New Microwave Tool to the Rescue
Engineer designs microwave system to help locate earthquake victims.

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