10 Facts About Science


Science is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe.

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Science's criticism served as an inspiration to medieval scholars and Galileo Galilei, who ten centuries later extensively cited his works.

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Science has become so pervasive in modern societies that it is considered necessary to communicate the achievements, news, and ambitions of scientists to a wider population.

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Science has been described as "the most important tool" for separating valid claims from invalid ones.

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Science claimed that theories are not generated by observation, but that observation is made in the light of theories and that the only way a theory can be affected by observation is when it comes in conflict with it.

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Science has historically been a male-dominated field, with notable exceptions.

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International scientific organizations, such as the International Science Council, are devoted to international cooperation for science advancement.

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Science awards are usually given to individuals or organizations that have made significant contributions to a discipline.

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Science policy is concerned with policies that affect the conduct of the scientific enterprise, including research funding, often in pursuance of other national policy goals such as technological innovation to promote commercial product development, weapons development, health care, and environmental monitoring.

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Recent efforts to intensify or develop links between science and non-scientific disciplines, such as literature or poetry, include the Creative Writing Science resource developed through the Royal Literary Fund.

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