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General News Archive - February 26, 2009

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A study of British civil servants suggests working long hours causes a decline in cognitive ability during middle age.

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A 16-year-old British girl said she was fired from her office job after managers saw that she had branded her position boring on Facebook.

Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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