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2006-06-27 00:30:00

By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK -- When picking out a pair of sunglasses this summer, it's best to avoid blue-tinted lenses and instead to choose yellow- or amber-tinted lenses, advises an eye researcher in New York. "Yellow- and amber-tinted sunglasses filter out blue light, reducing the amount of blue light getting to your eye," Dr. Janet Sparrow, professor of ophthalmic science at Columbia University Medical Center in New York explained in an interview with Reuters Health. Sparrow is...


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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