A researcher attending a fertility conference in Michigan this week discussed her research linking obesity to lower fertility.
“There is a fear of police and availing yourself of police protection,” said Clara Long, a researcher at Human Rights Watch.
The researcher Mikolaj Jan Piskorski, who discovered all this, suggested men in relationships might be weighing their options.
1570s, "act of searching closely," from Middle French recerche (1530s, Modern French recherche), back-formation from Old French recercher (see research (v.)). Meaning "scientific inquiry" is first attested 1630s. Phrase research and development is recorded from 1923.