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2010-05-05 07:05:00

From the phrase "shining a light on" a topic to the cartoon depiction of a lightbulb signifying the formulation of a "bright" idea, light and enlightenment have been linked for decades. Now researchers have discovered evidence that suggests that illuminated bulbs might actually help encourage the thought process. According to the research, which was completed by Tufts University social psychologist Michael Slepian and colleagues, the object was to study whether cognitive insight could be...


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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