Culture : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture Cultural context gives science much of its meaning and importance. So we write a lot about the interplay between science and culture. Hey, its in our name.

13.7 Cosmos & Culture

Commentary On Science And Society

Culture

Santiago Ramón y Cajal: Microglia in the grey matter of the cerebral cortex, 1920; Chinese ink and graphite on paper; 69-5/16 x 6 5/32 in. Courtesy and © Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Cajal Legacy, Instituto Cajal (CSIC), Madrid hide caption

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Courtesy and © Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Cajal Legacy, Instituto Cajal (CSIC), Madrid

Actor Matt Damon, who stars as NASA Astronaut Mark Watney in the film The Martian, center, makes hand prints in cement at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Mars Yard in Pasadena, Calif. in Aug. 2015. Damon is shown with Mars Science Lab Project Manager Jim Erickson, left, and NASA Astronaut Drew Feustel. Bill Ingalls/AP hide caption

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A still image from the documentary The Eagle Huntress. The film follows teenager Aisholpan Nurgaiv, the first female in a traditionally male role, as she trains a golden-eagle chick to hunt in Mongolia. Asher Svidensky/Kissaki Films hide caption

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