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Science News Archive - November 11, 2003

Proponent of positivism and evolutionary thought Auguste Comte was born January 19, 1798, in the southern French city of Montpellier during the height of chaos and instability in France. He lived for fifty-nine years.

Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.