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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
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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