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Climate Change Acceptance Affected By Word Usage
2013-01-22 21:11:48

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In an op-ed published last month in The New York Times, anthropologists R. Alexander Bentley and Michael J. O´Brien previewed their study, “Word Diffusion and Climate Science” published in the open journal PLOS ONE. In last month´s article, they put forth an excellent explanation of how they studied the popularity of words and terms that rise and fall in the public lexicon. The method they used for...


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 'karpos', fruit.
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