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How Science Works
People have sought to understand all areas of life through their senses, careful contemplation, and by raising perplexing questions. The sciences help to address the domain of human inquiry specifically related to the natural world around us. These domains are broken into a number of disciplines including astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, and physics.
Raising questions about the natural world is easy. Answering them is not. The historic development of scientific discoveries rarely went quickly. There were dead ends, fierce rivalries, and scrapped ideas. The work of science brought out the best and the worst in people.
Come explore stories that reveal how the big ideas of science were developed. Gain understanding of how ideas masquerading as science led to misinformation and disinformation.
The human eye has gazed upwards for millennia attempting to understand and explain the cosmos. Major discoveries in Astronomy have occurred in stages that have caused us to reimagine the scale of sizes and time. Read six stories that explore the important work produced in Astronomy.
The biological sciences investigate the components, processes, and interactions between all flora and fauna. These studies are both for the sake of understanding nature and to enable us to affect changes to improve our lives and the planet itself. Read six stories that explore important work produced in Biology.
Chemistry is the area of science that describes the building blocks of the natural world and how these building blocks interact at a microscopic level to affect changes at the macrolevel at which we observe. Read six stories that explore important work produced in Chemistry.
The history of Mother Earth encompasses eons of time. Read six stories that explore important work produced in Geology.
Physics provides tools of observation that work to understand the physical properties and interactions of the natural world. Read six stories that explore important work produced in Physics.
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