Science

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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    Humane Physics: The Whole Story

    Release date: Sep 04, 2021
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    American Dementia: Brain Health in an Unhealthy Society

    Release date: Sep 14, 2021
    Have social safety nets, environmental protections, and policies to redress wealth and income inequality contributed to declining rates of dementia?
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