A weekly series of interviews about how translation has changed the English speaking world. <br />Editor: <a href="http://pri.org/people/patrick-cox">Patrick Cox</a><br />Reporter/Producer: <a href="http://pri.org/people/nina-porzucki">Nina Porzucki</a>

Culture

How did English become the language of science?

It's Nobel Prize season. While scientists throughout the world will be awarded this prestigious prize, there's a good chance all of their research was written up in English. Michael Gordin, a professor of the history of science at Princeton, wrote a new book, "Scientific Babel" that explores the intersection of the history of language and science.

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