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Agricultural innovation in developing countries can be hampered and discouraged by envy, according to research published today by academics at the University of East Anglia (UEA). Researchers found that envy reduced adoption of innovations such as fertilizers and improved seeds, and modernization can be discouraged out of fear of a negative reaction from others, sometimes manifesting itself in the form of the 'evil eye' - the belief that a look can cause injury or bad luck for the person at...
- The navel or umbilicus.
- In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
- A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.