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*Science is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the [[universe]].
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*The earliest roots of science can be traced to [[Ancient Egypt]] and Mesopotamia in around 3500 to 3000 BCE.
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*Their contributions to [[mathematics]], [[astronomy]], and [[medicine]] entered and shaped Greek [[natural philosophy]] of [[classical antiquity]], whereby formal attempts were made to provide explanations of events in the physical world based on natural causes.
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*After the fall of the [[Western Roman Empire]], knowledge of Greek conceptions of the world deteriorated in [[Western Europe]] during the early centuries (400 to 1000 CE) of the Middle Ages but was preserved in the Muslim world during the [[Islamic Golden Age]].
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*Modern science is typically divided into three major branches that consist of the natural sciences (e.g., [[biology]], [[chemistry]], and [[physics]]), which study nature in the broadest sense.
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*The social sciences include [[economics]], [[psychology]], and [[sociology]] which study individuals and societies and the formal sciences include [[logic]], [[mathematics]], and [[theoretical computer science]] which study abstract concepts.
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*Science is based on research, which is commonly conducted in academic and research institutions as well as in government agencies and companies.
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*Mathematics is essential in the formation of hypotheses, theories, and laws in the natural and social sciences.
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*[[Natural science]] is concerned with the description, prediction, and understanding of [[natural phenomena]] based on [[empirical evidence]] from [[observation]] and [[experimentation]]. It can be divided into two main branches: life science (or biological science) and physical science.
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*The [[Nobel Prize]], a widely regarded prestigious award,<ref>https://www.wired.com/2014/10/whats-nobel-prize-become-biggest-award-planet/</ref> is awarded annually to those who have achieved scientific advances in the fields of medicine, physics, chemistry, and economics.
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[[Category:Science]]

Latest revision as of 05:06, 9 August 2019

Timeline of the universe
  • Science is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe.
  • The earliest roots of science can be traced to Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia in around 3500 to 3000 BCE.
  • Modern science is typically divided into three major branches that consist of the natural sciences (e.g., biology, chemistry, and physics), which study nature in the broadest sense.
  • Science is based on research, which is commonly conducted in academic and research institutions as well as in government agencies and companies.
  • Mathematics is essential in the formation of hypotheses, theories, and laws in the natural and social sciences.
  • The Nobel Prize, a widely regarded prestigious award,[1] is awarded annually to those who have achieved scientific advances in the fields of medicine, physics, chemistry, and economics.
  • https://www.wired.com/2014/10/whats-nobel-prize-become-biggest-award-planet/