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General News Archive - November 05, 2012

Baby Laughter Subject Of New Cognition Study

Believe it or not, there’s a lot to be learned from babies, and now researchers from Birbeck University of London’s world-renowned BabyLab want to learn all about laughter and how it pertains to cognitive development.

Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'