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

Coprates Chasma in the Valles Marineris on Mars, photographed by the Mars Express spacecraft. Appearing in the top half of this image, it ranges from 60-100 km wide and drops 8-9 km below the surrounding plains. G. Neukum/ESA/DLR/FU Berlin hide caption

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G. Neukum/ESA/DLR/FU Berlin

Bonobos at the Lola ya Bonobo sanctuary near Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2006. Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Vision, drive and a commitment to excellence: Beyoncé performs at Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images hide caption

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Randy Moss of the 49ers glides down the field, under an arcing football, on his way to a touchdown against the Patriots on December 16, 2012. Jared Wickerham/Getty Images hide caption

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The brain of former NFL star Junior Seau, who committed suicide last year, showed signs of the kind of neurodegenerative disease associated with repetitive head trauma. Elsa/Getty Images hide caption

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