Science (from the Latin scientia, meaning “knowledge”) is the effort to discover, and increase human understanding of how the physical world works. Through controlled methods, science uses observable physical evidence of natural phenomena to collect data, and analyzes this information to explain what and how things work.

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Dr. Mutter's Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine
How We Got to Now: The History and Power of Great Ideas
On Immunity: An Inoculation
The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us
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The Glass Cage: Automation and Us
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The Edge of the Sky: All You Need to Know About the All-There-Is
Virtually Human: The Promise---and the Peril---of Digital Immortality
The Birds of Pandemonium
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    The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry
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    Isaac Asimov
    The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
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