Science

Woman writing scientific formulas on chalkboard
Science is the systematic study of the structure and behavior of nature, the universe and everything contained within. It organizes knowledge in the form of testable hypotheses and predictions, which are determined (and sometimes proven) through experimentation and observation. In addition to the academia associated with it, science can refer to the pursuit of this knowledge as well.
 
Scientific experiments have given rise to the scientific method— a set methodology of study that transcends all disciplines of science. With roots in classical philosophy, science has drastically changed our knowledge and understanding of the universe. Consequently, science has also given rise to countless advancements in technology.
 
There are several categories of science, each with its own set of scientific branches that in turn include a multitude of different disciplines and sub-branches. For example, biogeography is a discipline within ecology, which in turn is a branch of biology. Measurement and mathematics — a science in itself — play important roles across the sciences.  (Photo: Shutterstock)

Earth's atmosphere stretches further than we thought possible - to the moon and beyond

This ingenious technique could turn plastic waste into clean fuel

8 pioneering black women in science, technology and medicine

Insect 'extinction event' will transform nature

Dark side of the universe could be way more complicated than the light side

Magnetic north shifting by 30 miles a year, might signal pole reversal

Scientists create a 'Star Trek'-style replicator

90,000-year-old girl was ancient human hybrid

Who is wiser, Spock or Yoda? An actual scientific study weighs in

This periodic table may make you think twice about your next phone upgrade

You can thank the polar vortex for this beastly blast of winter

New camera gives us a bird's view of the world

SPONSORED