`Science` most searched word on Merriam-Webster in 2013

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 15:27

Washington: Standing on the same position as Oxford dictionaries` most looked up word this year, ` Selfie`, is Merriam-Webster`s `Science`, which accounted a 176 percent increase for the word when compared to last year.

President and publisher of Merriam-Webster Inc, John Morse said that `Science` as the most looked up justifies a lot of big stories the society is grappling with like climate change or environmental regulation.

Morse said that `word-search/science.html"> Science` is connected to broad cultural oppositions along with the power of observation and intuition, reason and ideology, evidence and tradition.

Meanwhile, host of the popular `Brain Games` show, on the National Geographic Channel, Jason Silva was thrilled with the news and said that it makes him happy to see that people are becoming increasingly scientific minded.


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First Published: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 15:27

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