World's oldest runestone found in Norway

Norwegian archaeologists believe they have found the world's oldest runestone inscribed almost 2,000 years ago, making it several centuries older than previous discoveries, they announced on Tuesday.

Naming unnamed species of bacteria in the age of big data

In a paper recently published in the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, researchers in the U.K. and Austria have named more than 65,000 different kinds of microbes. The study, led by Professor ...

A Kazakh experiment in handwriting

New EPFL research on whether handwriting skills transfer when a child writes in two different alphabetic scripts may pave the way for cross-lingual digital tools for the detection of handwriting difficulties.

Ancient bone sheds light on Slav alphabet history

An inscribed cow bone dating back to the seventh century proves that Germanic runes were the oldest script ever used by the ancient Slavs, Czech scientists said Thursday.

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