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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
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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