Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - September 08, 2011

Nagging Parents Make Kids Play More Videogames

Children who think their parents are poor monitors or nag a lot tend to play videogames more than other kids.

Word of the Day
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.