The Merriam-Webster dictionary noted an increased interest in the word “science” this year and crowned the word as its 2013 Word of the Year.
"It is a word that is connected to broad cultural dichotomies: observation and intuition, evidence and tradition. A wide variety of discussions centered on science this year, from climate change to educational policy. We saw heated debates about ‘phony’ science, or whether science held all the answers." The result was a 176 percent increase in lookups of the word "science" in 2013 compared with 2012.
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Peanut-headed laternfly, Fulgora laternaria. has a wingspan up to 100–150 millimetres (3.9–5.9 in) with false eyes to resemble that of a lizard.
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Peanut-headed laternfly, Fulgora laternaria(red background) individual specimen Hall 18 Insects.
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