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Science News Archive - July 01, 2007

By ANNE GILDEA WE'RE not known as a nation of nudies. Not so very long ago there was a national brouhaha over a Late Late Show audience member revealing she didn't wear a nightie on her wedding night.

Word of the Day
marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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