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Web site Clarifies What Science Is, Is Not
January 8, 2009
If you think you know what science is and how science works, think again. A new University of California, Berkeley, Web site, called "Understanding Science," paints an entirely new picture of what science is and how science is done, showing it to be a dynamic and creative process rather than the linear--and frequently boring--process depicted in most textbooks.
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