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Where Would You end up if you Tunnelled Straight through the Earth?
This interactive map will show you where you’ll pop up.
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A Whopping 91% of Plastic Isn't Recycled
Billions of kilograms of plastic have been made over the past decades, and much of it is becoming trash and litter, finds the first analysis of the issue.
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Actually, You Could Have Outrun a T. rex
Sorry, Jurassic Park fans: Cutting-edge simulations suggest the mighty dinosaur wasn’t capable of more than a light jog.
About Science

Science is the study of the organisation and behaviour of the physical world through observation and experimentation. Or in more simple terms, discovering how things in the universe work.

While there are many ways to group the fields of science, they are commonly divided into three groups – formal sciences (such as mathematics), natural sciences (such as biology) and social sciences (such as anthropology).

Science existed in a general sense in historical civilisations, but it wasn’t until the 19th century that modern science began to transform our view of the universe.

One of the great early scientists was Galileo Galilei, an Italian thinker whose pioneering observations laid the foundation for modern physics and astronomy, who was referred to as the father of modern science by no less than Albert Einstein.

The leading scientific figure of the 17th century was Sir Isaac Newton, who determined the theory of gravity and the three fundamental laws of motion.

The scientific revolution established science as the foundation for the growth of knowledge. Key achievements of this revolution included Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, Georges Lemaitre’s Big Bang theory, Alexander Fleming’s discovery of penicillin and Albert Einstein’s introduction of E = mc².

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