Virus-tracking technique pinpoints origin of languages

Using methods originally developed to track the spread of viruses, researchers say they've found evidence that Indo-European languages originated in Anatolia - present-day Turkey - 8,000 to 9,500 years ago.

Database lists endangered languages

The World Oral Literature Project (WOLP) has taken a leaf out of the biologists' book, and launched an online database of the world's disappearing languages.

Real world translation arrives on Google’s Goggles

Google has updated its sophisticated text translation software for Android-based smartphones.

Google rolls out YouTube auto-captions

Google has officially introduced an advanced auto-caption feature for all YouTube users.