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General News Archive - March 16, 2009

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The recession will most likely do nothing to reduce the use of tobacco worldwide, US researchers said.

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A friend of a man who pleaded guilty in London to stealing lead from the roofs of buildings said the culprit used Google Earth to identify his targets.

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 'kardia,' heart.
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