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a science degree (=in a science subject)
▪ The government is encouraging more people to get a science degree.
Christian Science
computer science (=the study of computers and what they can do)
computer science
▪ a BSc in Computer Science
contemporary culture/science etc
▪ Science is an important part of contemporary culture.
domestic science
earth science
forensic evidence/science/medicine etc
▪ Forensic experts found traces of blood in the car.
▪ a career in forensic science
▪ a forensic pathologist
inexact science
▪ Earthquake prediction is an inexact science.
information science
language/English/science etc teaching
▪ She has considerable experience in language teaching.
language/history/science etc teacher
life science
Master of Science
natural science
physical science
political science
rocket science
▪ Designing a website may be a lot of work but it’s not rocket science.
science fiction
science park
social science
the science/maths/history etc curriculum
▪ The English curriculum is divided into Language and Literature.
▪ One solution has been to create university departments of integrated environmental science or of earth sciences.
▪ Perhaps concern about the environment has induced them to learn more about a key environmental science.
▪ In environmental science, interdisciplinarity is all.
▪ Lawrence River, where she takes samples from polluted water and instructs local residents in environmental sciences.
▪ We should choose to promote environmentally aware and responsible science - as well as to prioritise investment in environmental science itself.
▪ He left with a degree in environmental sciences and was employed by the Norfolk Naturalist Trust, a voluntary conservation organisation.
▪ How does it relate to environmental sciences?
▪ Again, relative to most other international environmental science processes, this one is pretty secure.
▪ Any honest guitar maker will admit that making acoustics is no exact science, but an unpredictable art.
▪ The equation that determines housing appreciation is far from being an exact science.
▪ Systems analysis in general - and data analysis is a branch of systems analysis - is an art, not an exact science.
▪ Diagnosing power in organizations is not an exact science.
▪ The way he went on anyone would think we were engaged in an exact science.
▪ Living is never an exact science and we invariably over reach ourselves and destroy the balance of things.
▪ Nor have I been encouraged ever since to think there's an exact science.
▪ That biography can not be an exact or impartial science is, of course, obvious.
▪ A Home Office pathologist and forensic science team are at the scene, carrying out a full investigation.
▪ They were taken to a mobile forensic science unit at Severomorsk naval base, but so far only Kolesnikov has been named.
▪ In high spirits, his father was talking about the immense advances made in forensic science in recent years.
▪ Mum, did you know that our Lab is the oldest forensic science lab in the country?
▪ Using modern forensic science techniques on original evidence, the West Midlands force have been forced to rethink their view of events.
▪ Analysis of Directional Data; and statistical applications in agriculture, medicine, epidemiology, forensic science.
▪ Besides working on Inside Out, the reporter was also presenting a special documentary about forensic science.
▪ Few men, in or outside the forensic science service, knew so much about it.
▪ Rainforests are the source of a multitude of raw materials with immense potential value to medical science.
▪ Such explanations were comforting, if only because they pointed forward to the ultimate vindication of medical science.
▪ At the same time, medical and social science research began to indicate that retirement itself had detrimental effects.
▪ How effective can he be in drawing Britain's fragmented medical and health science into a national framework?
▪ For example, by relying exclusively on mortality data the ineffectiveness of medical science is overstated.
▪ Neuroelectric devices were used during the last century without the blessing of the medical sciences.
▪ But more is due to medical and sanitary science.
▪ Whereas practitioners of the occult would explain everything by magic, modern science has recognized the limitations of its knowledge.
▪ His proposal can not succeed without undermining the whole of modern science.
▪ There is a sense in which modern science is actually better than ancient science.
▪ Fanatical, uncultured leaders, little versed in modern science, can not give us a solution.
▪ For this reason he had encouraged Claudia to enter these new, modern sciences.
▪ Lovelock was very rare breed in modern science.
▪ Using modern forensic science techniques on original evidence, the West Midlands force have been forced to rethink their view of events.
▪ They were wrong both about how to interpret Genesis and in thinking that evolutionary theory was unimportant to modern science.
▪ It can not be assumed, as can reasonably in many experiments in natural science, that units are identical.
▪ Thomas Aquinas; believed the earth to be round; a pioneer of natural sciences.
▪ But there is large-scale agreement that the aim is explanation by applying the methods of natural science.
▪ The philosophical underpinnings of creation science automatically place it in a very different realm from natural science.
▪ It may turn out that it is therefore a mistake to construe social science along the lines of natural science.
▪ Some natural sciences, confident of the uniformity of their objects of study, have adopted the intensive design.
▪ The gap between natural and social science seemed enormous.
▪ I don't think the boundaries of Business Studies have ever been particularly clear. Natural sciences and humanities are not included.
▪ He soon became aware that his theory was not capable of explaining some of the most exciting new developments in science.
▪ On his birthday, Hal himself may hand the reins to a new science fiction image of the future.
▪ If chance is not enough, of course, we will need a new science of heredity.
▪ For with the emergence of the new science of geology, the old faith was beginning to unravel.
▪ The murder helped prove a new science and became the plot in a detective novel.
▪ Our understanding of nature is now radically shifting, how-ever, because of recent discoveries in the new sciences.
▪ Now she's opening a new science block as part of a two million pound development at Barnwood Park School in Gloucester.
▪ In the new science of mythology, Max Muller was also advancing equally confident claims.
▪ It was now, by its nature, an international enquiry, like the physical sciences.
▪ Yes, you memorized all types of lists and pieces of factual information with regard to, say, the physical sciences.
▪ Very few physical science students stressed the intellectual enjoyment of the degree course.
▪ In the physical sciences alone, there were momentous changes.
▪ Few girls take physical science subjects; few boys take languages.
▪ Physics and physical science students had a strong sense of the hierarchy of different disciplines.
▪ The classical approach used the methodology of the physical sciences to illustrate a view of organisations.
▪ The physical sciences in particular, offer a conventional career choice which is likely to win approval from parents, teachers and peers.
▪ Consider the following hypothetical example from political science.
▪ Pierre chose Vassar and is majoring in political science.
▪ Two famous ` laws' of political science are well known.
▪ A friend who is skeptical about political science confronts you with a challenge.
▪ Sociological problems are not those of economics, or of political science, or of psychology.
▪ There are different approaches to political science, and there are also different ways to introduce you to the political world.
▪ The first difference between natural science and political science is the role of experimentation.
▪ Economic systems and the concepts used in economics can seem as complicated as political systems and the concepts used in political science.
▪ Introduction to nonlinear problems with emphasis on practical modelling, illustrative examples from pure and applied science, and use of computers.
▪ Critics have argued that an excessive commercial focus will lead researchers to ignore pure science.
▪ The question is, will Congress pay that much for pure science, with no clear technological benefit attached?
▪ This was to be a contribution to pure science, altogether elegant.
▪ She was also a physicist, one of the rare female students to study pure science.
▪ I breezed right through the first two years of pure science courses.
▪ The ruthless convenience of the pure science of lust?
▪ This kind of research has a long history in psychology and education but is relatively undeveloped in the rest of social science.
▪ At the highest levels of social science scholarship, some novelty of formulation or statement is not resisted.
▪ A shortage of teachers trained in social sciences could undermine attempts to introduce compulsory citizenship lessons into schools, campaigners warn.
▪ To him it is only an aborted social science.
▪ This last hazard is, of course, an ever-present danger in the social sciences, and can apply to any approach.
▪ Sixth-form and Year 11 pupils have piloted two projects at Hinchingbrooke, helped by social science teacher Mike Baker.
▪ University entrance students choose between science and social science and drop some subjects.
▪ She went on to take a social science course and to train for general nursing.
▪ Applied mathematics and computer science are distinct disciplines, but they are now locked for ever in an inseparable embrace.
▪ This task has often seemed to combine the pedantry of library theory with the incomprehensibility of computer science.
▪ For instance, in computer science one learns how to write programs that can perform certain tasks.
▪ It said that girls were overlooked in the classroom and trailed boys in mathematics and computer science.
▪ Jef Raskin had degrees in computer science and philosophy.
▪ Other disciplines, such as philosophy, psychology, and computer science, sample freely from both traditions.
▪ Last October Paul embarked on a computer science degree at Edinburgh University.
▪ And science degrees at university carry higher status.
▪ Uecker-Rust is a 1983 graduate of North Dakota State University with a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering.
▪ They have been replaced by lawyers, academics and people with social sciences degrees.
▪ He graduated from Brown University with a political science degree.
▪ As such, it now forms an important part of both mainstream chemistry and material science degrees.
▪ One solution has been to create university departments of integrated environmental science or of earth sciences.
▪ Like Duba, these researchers drifted into earth science from fields like engineering, mathematics or computer science.
▪ Within earth science literature, the most important obsolescence study to date is that by Kohut.
▪ Lured by the excitement of plate tectonics, some felt that earth science would be a practical way to apply their knowledge.
▪ We believe these results signify the beginning of a revolution in earth science.
▪ This may be due to the greater paradigmatic influence of geophysical research on the other earth sciences.
▪ Mineralogy is a rather specialist sub-field within the earth sciences, dealing with the description of minerals.
▪ A historical adventure would be followed by a science fiction tale, then by another historical, and so on.
▪ Other people love science fiction or biographies.
▪ Neither robot looks much like the androids portrayed in science fiction movies.
▪ Reading, particularly science fiction, travelling, and fell walking.
▪ Jane was an illustrator, journalist, writer of cheap science fiction and adventure novels.
▪ In science fiction, for example, two forms of confrontation are available.
▪ New initiatives in the life sciences led to the establishment of disciplines such as genetics and ecology.
▪ VentureFinance reports that 61 life sciences companies raised $ 3 billion in initial public offerings in 1995&038;.
▪ Yet there was no unity within ecology, just as there was no unity in the life sciences generally.
▪ Some partners in Boston are forming a fund like Alta that will focus on early stage information technology and life sciences companies.
▪ These post would suit recent life science graduates or people with a paramedical background, particularly nursing.
▪ Experienced science teachers have been involved at every stage and more than 100 schools were consulted.
▪ Or a math or science teacher who made inappropriate comments throughout the year.
▪ It seems some schools will start next year with fewer science teachers than they really need.
▪ Rebenitsch is a retired science teacher at Red River High School.
▪ Many science teachers already have classes in excess of 25 pupils.
▪ I watched almost 600 of their lessons and conducted more than 200 interviews with them, their parents and science teachers.
▪ This may be particularly important for girls with male science teachers.
▪ How science teachers can further the general language development of children.
▪ The first is the lack of experiments - some might call it a betrayal of science teaching.
▪ The older universities of Oxford and Cambridge were also persuaded to modernize their science teaching in the 1870s.
▪ Present science teaching generally assumes implicitly that pupils possess the reasoning patterns.
▪ But the department's bootstrap operation did help create science teaching in Britain.
▪ It recommended expansion of universities' science teaching and the creation of colleges of advanced technology.
▪ In other words, what are the areas of weakness in science teaching, and why?
▪ It seems very important that adults are made aware of entry requirements particularly when applying to science courses.
▪ These four key elements are well developed and widely shared within the research communities of every natural and applied science.
▪ An excellent resource for students of applied sports science, Physical Education teachers, fitness advisers, coaches and athletes.
▪ He can spend a whole four years applying science, if he wants.
▪ Some, of course, felt misgivings about applying science to these nonscientific realms.
▪ No one stopped to ask the boy what he wanted, which was to study science and work in the field of research.
▪ Now 21 and living in San Marcos, Browning said he plans to go to college to study political science.
▪ In theory, she studied domestic science - dressmaking and cooking - and took a pitman's correspondence and typing course.
▪ From 1540 to 1542 he appears to have resided in Paris, studying the maritime sciences.
▪ She was also a physicist, one of the rare female students to study pure science.
▪ For many students, the decision to study science came naturally because of family interests.
▪ Frankenstein was an inquisitive student studying science at university.
▪ No wonder only one in 10 university students studies science.
▪ Are we to teach science but never consider the ethical issues?
▪ Scott, who teaches political science at both Saint Francis and Ivy Tech, is making his first bid for elected office.
▪ The move comes amid concerns about lack of pupil progress and poor teaching in science.
▪ He continued to study every night on his own, teaching himself math and science from borrowed books.
▪ I believe that the focus of attention is shifting from curriculum content to how best to teach science.
▪ The higher sums will go to people planning to teach maths, science, technology and foreign languages at secondary schools.
▪ The fact that primary schools now teach technology and science is an added bonus.
Bachelor of Arts/Science/Education etc
▪ A Bachelor of Education course lasts three or four years.
Master of Arts/Science/Education etc
▪ He addressed more than 100 businessmen studying for a Master of Arts Business Administration exam.
▪ Miss Sue Lawley, journalist and broadcaster. Master of Arts.
▪ Miss Tessa Sanderson, international athlete. Master of Science.
▪ Spenser could consider himself a gentleman only on the basis of having been to university and acquired a Master of Arts degree.
applied science/physics/linguistics etc
▪ If applied linguistics is left exclusively to an elite band of researchers, then the whole object of the exercise disappears.
▪ Introduction to nonlinear problems with emphasis on practical modelling, illustrative examples from pure and applied science, and use of computers.
▪ Since then, there has been a steady output of research within this branch of applied linguistics.
▪ Supported by four applied science courses covering the biology, entomology and pathology of seeds, and plant breeding.
▪ There is a very pervasive belief that it is research in theoretical and applied linguistics which provides the solutions.
▪ These four key elements are well developed and widely shared within the research communities of every natural and applied science.
▪ These will include basic skills as well as specialised competences in areas of applied physics.
▪ Why are engineering, medicine and agriculture not all grouped together as applied sciences?
blind sb with science
▪ He had a limp, walked round importantly with a stick and talked big, blinding her with science.
▪ You can blind me with science, but I know what I hear.
folk science/psychology/wisdom etc
▪ It was a part of folk wisdom that providing houseroom for a widowed parent could lead to intense family friction.
▪ Like most folk wisdom it is true, I think.
▪ Like much political folk wisdom, this particular belief is of recent origin.
▪ Maxims, proverbs, and other forms of folk wisdom give a person reasons for obeying rules.
▪ Some of the new findings, though, support previously unsubstantiated folk wisdom about alcohol and caffeine.
▪ The folk wisdom led Tory politicians to dismiss opinion poll findings suggesting the opposite.
▪ Voters' trade-off between taxes and services has changed since 1979 - and anyway the folk wisdom was always misleading.
in the name of religion/freedom/science etc
▪ He also reminded the court that such auctions were permitted by the United States constitution in the name of freedom of expression.
▪ Lord Salmon clearly felt strongly and spoke in the name of freedom and democracy.
▪ Most gruesome and horrible mutilations - and all, mind you, in the name of religion.
▪ Objections to the creation stories are made up in the name of science.
▪ They banned meat, eggs and alcohol in the name of religion.
▪ They can take the fun out of sports in the name of religion.
▪ They do so all in the name of freedom.
▪ We are seduced by what science can do in the name of freedom and civilisation.
pure science/maths etc
▪ Critics have argued that an excessive commercial focus will lead researchers to ignore pure science.
▪ I breezed right through the first two years of pure science courses.
▪ She was also a physicist, one of the rare female students to study pure science.
▪ The question is, will Congress pay that much for pure science, with no clear technological benefit attached?
▪ The ruthless convenience of the pure science of lust?
▪ This was to be a contribution to pure science, altogether elegant.
sth is not an exact science
▪ Opinion polling is hardly an exact science.
▪ Therapy is not an exact science because everyone responds differently.
▪ Diagnosing power in organizations is not an exact science.
▪ The truth is that eating is not an exact science and never will be.
sth is not rocket science
science and technology
▪ Mr. Paulson is a science teacher.
▪ Through these lessons, students learn the basics of science.
▪ Children begin secondary school with high expectations of science, but become disillusioned and uninterested, especially in physics.
▪ For the purposes of nutritional science, however, the calorie is too small a unit to be useful.
▪ For, unfortunately, even when science eliminates all fatal diseases, 100 percent of us still are going to die.
▪ The autumn statement shows that spending on science and technology in 1992-93 will be almost £6 billion.
▪ The requirements of the social science historian with regard to the archiving of computer-generated data are the same as those of any social scientist.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Science \Sci"ence\, n. [F., fr. L. scientia, fr. sciens, -entis, p. pr. of scire to know. Cf. Conscience, Conscious, Nice.]

  1. Knowledge; knowledge of principles and causes; ascertained truth of facts.

    If we conceive God's sight or science, before the creation, to be extended to all and every part of the world, seeing everything as it is, . . . his science or sight from all eternity lays no necessity on anything to come to pass.

    Shakespeare's deep and accurate science in mental philosophy.

  2. Accumulated and established knowledge, which has been systematized and formulated with reference to the discovery of general truths or the operation of general laws; knowledge classified and made available in work, life, or the search for truth; comprehensive, profound, or philosophical knowledge.

    All this new science that men lere [teach].

    Science is . . . a complement of cognitions, having, in point of form, the character of logical perfection, and in point of matter, the character of real truth.
    --Sir W. Hamilton.

  3. Especially, such knowledge when it relates to the physical world and its phenomena, the nature, constitution, and forces of matter, the qualities and functions of living tissues, etc.; -- called also natural science, and physical science.

    Voltaire hardly left a single corner of the field entirely unexplored in science, poetry, history, philosophy.
    --J. Morley.

  4. Any branch or department of systematized knowledge considered as a distinct field of investigation or object of study; as, the science of astronomy, of chemistry, or of mind.

    Note: The ancients reckoned seven sciences, namely, grammar, rhetoric, logic, arithmetic, music, geometry, and astronomy; -- the first three being included in the Trivium, the remaining four in the Quadrivium.

    Good sense, which only is the gift of Heaven, And though no science, fairly worth the seven.

  5. Art, skill, or expertness, regarded as the result of knowledge of laws and principles.

    His science, coolness, and great strength.
    --G. A. Lawrence.

    Note: Science is applied or pure. Applied science is a knowledge of facts, events, or phenomena, as explained, accounted for, or produced, by means of powers, causes, or laws. Pure science is the knowledge of these powers, causes, or laws, considered apart, or as pure from all applications. Both these terms have a similar and special signification when applied to the science of quantity; as, the applied and pure mathematics. Exact science is knowledge so systematized that prediction and verification, by measurement, experiment, observation, etc., are possible. The mathematical and physical sciences are called the exact sciences.

    Comparative sciences, Inductive sciences. See under Comparative, and Inductive.

    Syn: Literature; art; knowledge.

    Usage: Science, Literature, Art. Science is literally knowledge, but more usually denotes a systematic and orderly arrangement of knowledge. In a more distinctive sense, science embraces those branches of knowledge of which the subject-matter is either ultimate principles, or facts as explained by principles or laws thus arranged in natural order. The term literature sometimes denotes all compositions not embraced under science, but usually confined to the belles-lettres. [See Literature.] Art is that which depends on practice and skill in performance. ``In science, scimus ut sciamus; in art, scimus ut producamus. And, therefore, science and art may be said to be investigations of truth; but one, science, inquires for the sake of knowledge; the other, art, for the sake of production; and hence science is more concerned with the higher truths, art with the lower; and science never is engaged, as art is, in productive application. And the most perfect state of science, therefore, will be the most high and accurate inquiry; the perfection of art will be the most apt and efficient system of rules; art always throwing itself into the form of rules.''


Science \Sci"ence\, v. t. To cause to become versed in science; to make skilled; to instruct. [R.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

mid-14c., "what is known, knowledge (of something) acquired by study; information;" also "assurance of knowledge, certitude, certainty," from Old French science "knowledge, learning, application; corpus of human knowledge" (12c.), from Latin scientia "knowledge, a knowing; expertness," from sciens (genitive scientis) "intelligent, skilled," present participle of scire "to know," probably originally "to separate one thing from another, to distinguish," related to scindere "to cut, divide," from PIE root *skei- "to cut, to split" (cognates: Greek skhizein "to split, rend, cleave," Gothic skaidan, Old English sceadan "to divide, separate;" see shed (v.)).\n

\nFrom late 14c. in English as "book-learning," also "a particular branch of knowledge or of learning;" also "skillfulness, cleverness; craftiness." From c.1400 as "experiential knowledge;" also "a skill, handicraft; a trade." From late 14c. as "collective human knowledge" (especially "that gained by systematic observation, experiment, and reasoning). Modern (restricted) sense of "body of regular or methodical observations or propositions concerning a particular subject or speculation" is attested from 1725; in 17c.-18c. this concept commonly was called philosophy. Sense of "non-arts studies" is attested from 1670s.\n\nScience, since people must do it, is a socially embedded activity. It progresses by hunch, vision, and intuition. Much of its change through time does not record a closer approach to absolute truth, but the alteration of cultural contexts that influence it so strongly. Facts are not pure and unsullied bits of information; culture also influences what we see and how we see it. Theories, moreover, are not inexorable inductions from facts. The most creative theories are often imaginative visions imposed upon facts; the source of imagination is also strongly cultural. [Stephen Jay Gould, introduction to "The Mismeasure of Man," 1981]\n

\nIn science you must not talk before you know. In art you must not talk before you do. In literature you must not talk before you think.

[John Ruskin, "The Eagle's Nest," 1872]

\nThe distinction is commonly understood as between theoretical truth (Greek episteme) and methods for effecting practical results (tekhne), but science sometimes is used for practical applications and art for applications of skill. To blind (someone) with science "confuse by the use of big words or complex explanations" is attested from 1937, originally noted as a phrase from Australia and New Zealand.

Etymology 1 n. (context countable English) A particular discipline or branch of learning, especially one dealing with measurable or systematic principles rather than intuition or natural ability. (from 14th c.) vb. (context transitive English) To cause to become versed in science; to make skilled; to instruct. Etymology 2

n. (obsolete spelling of scion English)

  1. n. a particular branch of scientific knowledge; "the science of genetics" [syn: scientific discipline]

  2. ability to produce solutions in some problem domain; "the skill of a well-trained boxer"; "the sweet science of pugilism" [syn: skill]

Science (TV network)

Science is an American digital cable and satellite television network that is owned by Discovery Communications. The channel features programming focusing on the fields of wilderness survival, ufology, manufacturing, construction, technology, space, prehistory and animal science.

As of February 2015, Science is available to approximately 75.5 million pay television households (64.8% of households with at least one television set) in the United States.

Science (UIL test)

In the US state of Texas science is one of several academic events sanctioned by the University Interscholastic League. It is also a competition held by the Texas Math and Science Coaches Association, using the same rules as the UIL.

Science is designed to test students' knowledge of scientific fact, understanding of scientific principles and the ability to think through scientific problems.


ScienceFrom Latin scientia, meaning "knowledge".

  • is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe."... modern science is a discovery as well as an invention. It was a discovery that nature generally acts regularly enough to be described by laws and even by mathematics; and required invention to devise the techniques, abstractions, apparatus, and organization for exhibiting the regularities and securing their law-like descriptions."—

Contemporary science is typically subdivided into the natural sciences, which study the material universe; the social sciences, which study people and societies; and the formal sciences, such as mathematics. The formal sciences are often excluded as they do not depend on empirical observations. Disciplines which use science like engineering and medicine may also be considered to be applied sciences.

During the Middle Ages in the Middle East, foundations for the scientific method were laid by Alhazen in his Book of Optics. From classical antiquity through the 19th century, science as a type of knowledge was more closely linked to philosophy than it is now and, in fact, in the Western world, the term " natural philosophy" encompassed fields of study that are today associated with science, such as astronomy, medicine, and physics. While the classification of the material world by the ancient Indians and Greeks into air, earth, fire and water was more philosophical, medieval Middle Eastern scientists used practical, experimental observation to classify materials.

In the 17th and 18th centuries, scientists increasingly sought to formulate knowledge in terms of laws of nature. Over the course of the 19th century, the word "science" became increasingly associated with the scientific method itself, as a disciplined way to study the natural world. It was in the 19th century that scientific disciplines such as biology, chemistry, and physics reached their modern shapes. The same time period also included the origin of the terms " scientist" and " scientific community," the founding of scientific institutions, and increasing significance of the interactions with society and other aspects of culture.

Science (album)

Science is the fourth album released by the Norwegian singer/songwriter Thomas Dybdahl.

Science (film)

Science is a stand-up comedy show by British comedian Ricky Gervais. It was filmed in 2010 at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo, and released on DVD in November that year.

Science (TV channel) (disambiguation)

Discovery Science Channel may refer to:

Science (journal)

Science, also widely referred to as Science Magazine, is the peer-reviewed academic journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and one of the world's top academic journals. It was first published in 1880, is currently circulated weekly and has a print subscriber base of around 130,000. Because institutional subscriptions and online access serve a larger audience, its estimated readership is 570,400 people.

The major focus of the journal is publishing important original scientific research and research reviews, but Science also publishes science-related news, opinions on science policy and other matters of interest to scientists and others who are concerned with the wide implications of science and technology. Unlike most scientific journals, which focus on a specific field, Science and its rival Nature cover the full range of scientific disciplines. According to the Journal Citation Reports, Sciences 2015 impact factor was 34.661.

Although it is the journal of the AAAS, membership in the AAAS is not required to publish in Science. Papers are accepted from authors around the world. Competition to publish in Science is very intense, as an article published in such a highly cited journal can lead to attention and career advancement for the authors. Fewer than 10% of articles submitted are accepted for publication.

Science is based in Washington, D.C., United States, with a second office in Cambridge, England.

Science (magazine)

Science was a general science magazine published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). It was intended to "bridge the distance between science and citizen", aimed at a technically literate audience who may not work professionally in the sciences. The AAAS also publishes the famous science journal Science, the similar name leading to some confusion.

Science was first issued as Science 80 in November 1979 and was originally published bi-monthly and by subscription only. The name of the magazine changed every year to reflect the publication date, becoming Science 81, Science 82, etc. This caused some consternation among librarians, who found it difficult to index. The magazine was similar to Discover in terms of coverage, but tended to offer longer articles and often a photoessay. Guest essays by a well-known scientist were a common feature as well. The magazine also offered a "Resources" section which contained references for the articles.

Like Discover, Science was aimed at readers looking for something more readable than the Scientific American of those days, which was a much more technical magazine than it became in the 1990s, but more in-depth and more artfully written than magazines like Popular Science, which tends to cover technology more than the science behind it. This market proved to be too small for the large number of magazines that attempted to serve it, and many disappeared during the mid-1980s. Science was purchased in 1986 by Time Inc. and folded into Discover, the last issue being July 1986. A few issues of Discover after the merger feature a stamp noting "Now including Science 86", but this quickly disappeared. This claim was somewhat suspect, however, as all of the Science staff was immediately laid off after the takeover.

Science (disambiguation)

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":

  • Natural science, the use of the scientific method to study the universe
  • Social science, the use of the scientific method to study society
  • Formal sciences, study of rules, logic, and formal systems of information.


  • Science (journal), the academic journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Science (magazine), started named Science 80 (in 1980) it was a general science magazine published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, until it was merged into Discover in 1986.

In music:

  • Chico Science (1966-1997), Brazilian singer and composer
  • S.C.I.E.N.C.E., a 1997 album by Incubus
  • Science (album), a 2006 music album by the Norwegian singer–songwriter Thomas Dybdahl
  • "Science", a song on the album Toxicity by System of a Down

Other uses:

  • Science Ltd, a company founded and owned by artist Damien Hirst
  • Kieron "Science" Harvey, a "Housemate" in Big Brother 2005.
  • Science (TV channel) a television channel owned by Discovery Networks.

Usage examples of "science".

Those who remained, many of them, were bitten by the Nazi aberrations and attempted to apply them to pure science.

Then the witch with her abhominable science, began to conjure and to make her Ceremonies, to turne the heart of the Baker to his wife, but all was in vaine, wherefore considering on the one side that she could not bring her purpose to passe, and on the other side the losse of her gaine, she ran hastily to the Baker, threatning to send an evill spirit to kill him, by meane of her conjurations.

Sranc, Bashrags, Dragons, all the abominations of the Inchoroi, are artifacts of the Tekne, the Old Science, created long, long ago, when the Nonmen still ruled Earwa.

The laws which excuse, on any occasions, the ignorance of their subjects, confess their own imperfections: the civil jurisprudence, as it was abridged by Justinian, still continued a mysterious science, and a profitable trade, and the innate perplexity of the study was involved in tenfold darkness by the private industry of the practitioners.

Thus, all the while that Galileo was inventing modern physics, teaching mathematics to princes, discovering new phenomena among the planets, publishing science books for the general public, and defending his bold theories against establishment enemies, he was also buying thread for Suor Luisa, choosing organ music for Mother Achillea, shipping gifts of food, and supplying his homegrown citrus fruits, wine, and rosemary leaves for the kitchen and apothecary at San Matteo.

Heisenberg could, of course, have said the same of the science of acoustics in regard to one born deaf.

They never would have entertained such a strange idea if they had been acquainted with cabalistic science.

I would give anything in the world to be thoroughly acquainted with that sublime cabalistic science.

I have known from my childhood that there is such a science as the one you profess, and I was acquainted with a Jew who by its aid made an immense fortune.

After their civil and domestic wars, the subjects of the Abbassides, awakening from this mental lethargy, found leisure and felt curiosity for the acquisition of profane science.

Such a conception, appearing in a rude state of culture, before the lines between science, religion, and poetry had been sharply drawn, recommending itself alike by its simplicity and by its adaptedness to gratify curiosity and speculation in the formation of a thousand quaint and engaging hypotheses, would seem plausible, would be highly attractive, would very easily secure acceptance as a true doctrine.

THIS decision by a final court of adjudicature, expresses in no uncertain terms the now generally estimated value of evidence which science may reveal.

The science people had set up their computers under a tarp next to the admin building, and were examining the data crystals of shuttle activity before communications from the planet ceased.

Islamic Orientalism between the wars shared in the general sense of cultural crisis adumbrated by Auerbach and the others I have spoken of briefly, without at the same time developing in the same way as the other human sciences.

All adequate understanding of aphasia or agnosia would, he believed, require a new, more sophisticated science.