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Moon photos from the 1960s were developed in space—here's how loading...
Moon photos from the 1960s were developed in space—here's how
To find safe places for Apollo astronauts to land, NASA designed five survey satellites carrying classified defence technology.
January's best space pictures: Blood moon and dying star loading...
January's best space pictures: Blood moon and dying star
Also see stars glittering in distant galaxies and China's historic moon landing up-close.
Smartphones revolutionise our lives—but at what cost? loading...
Smartphones revolutionise our lives—but at what cost?
The computer in our hands can do astonishing things, but new studies show just how dramatically they’re distracting us.
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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