Science (disambiguation)

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Science (from the Latin scientia, meaning "knowledge") usually describes the effort to understand how the universe works through the scientific method, with observable evidence as the basis of that understanding; a way of understanding the world through thought and experimentation. The sciences tend to be positivistic in their approach to truth and knowledge, in contrast to the humanities which tend toward relativism.

Historically and also in common use, the word "science" is often used as a shorthand for natural science, but other recognized science fields are social sciences, behavioral sciences, applied sciences, and formal sciences - but not to humanities. "Science" may refer to any knowledge which has been reduced to an algorithmic system, and does not involve the need for an indescribable skill or mastery, such as a fine art. The general term art, and particularly the technical arts have some overlap with science, in this latter sense.

Disciplines referred to as "science" (the branches of science):


  • Science (journal), the academic journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Science (magazine), initially named Science 80 (in 1980, then Science 81 ...) it was a general science magazine published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, until it was merged into Discover in 1986.
  • The Sciences, a popular science magazine published by the New York Academy of Sciences from 1961 to 2001

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