Policy : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture We live in a world where science and technology are driving forces, shaping the trajectory of human culture. From climate change to energy resources to doping in sports, how should the science we discover inform policy and politics?

The Astronomers Monument in Griffith Observatory, Griffith Park, Los Angeles, Calif. shows Johannes Kepler in the center flanked by Isaac Newton, on the left and Galileo Galilei on the right. LeoRossi/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

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Vintage American history photo of a nuclear weapon test by the American military at Bikini Atoll, Micronesia on July 25, 1946. The explosion was part of Operation Crossroads. John Parrot/Stocktrek Images/Getty Images hide caption

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President Donald Trump is joined by the Congressional leadership and his family before formally signing his cabinet nominations into law on Jan. 20 in the President's Room of the Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington. From left are, Vice President Mike Pence, the president's wife Melania Trump, their son Barron Trump, and House Speaker Paul Ryan. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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