“In this paper we identify the homeland of the Indo-European language family by adapting ‘phylogeographic’ methods initially developed by epidemiologists to trace the origins of virus outbreaks. Instead of comparing viruses, we compare languages and instead of DNA, we look for shared cognates – words that have a common origin, such as “mother,” “mutter” and “madre” – across various Indo-European languages. We use the cognates to infer a family tree of the languages and, together with information about the location of each language, we trace back through time to infer the location at the root of the tree – the origin of Indo-European.”

Origin: Anatolia Plateau

Anatolia (from Greek Ἀνατολή Anatolē — “east” or “(sun)rise”; also Asia Minor, from Greek: Μικρὰ Ἀσία Mikrá Asía “small Asia”; in modern Turkish: Anadolu) is a geographic and historical term denoting the westernmost protrusion of Asia, comprising the majority of the Republic of Turkey.

“The fact is that our present course is a non-sustainable course … and the outcome is going to get resolved within a few decades … “

Saw: The Deep – Claire Nouvian

on the same day as i updated: Teleport
(which is my wistful low-tech land-locked homage to aesthetics in unobtrusive spaces)

Science/AAAS | The Macaque Genome: Interactive Poster and Teaching Resource

Translation note, in these presentations: “the primary non-human model organisms”
refers to the primary lab primate vivisection-permissible species,
Macaca Mulatta