From the late 1800's up to WW2 Germany was the science powerhouse and in Chemistry my older profs in the 60's had to learn German to access those. Now it's English. Soon Chinese? If you want to cut your self off , make your scientists learn Yiddish.
UN: At least 1,332 Iraqis killed by violence in July (AP)
from the article: Israel's Academy of the Hebrew Language declares war – on English