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

Pots like this 15,000-year-old vessel from Japan are among the world's earliest cookware. Tokamachi City Museum hide caption

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Tokamachi City Museum

The Mets' Lucas Duda celebrates a homerun against the Phillies with Kirk Nieuwenhuis on Wednesday. Despite the shot, the Phillies won 7-3. Drew Hallowell/Getty Images hide caption

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Musical instruments wait for the arrival of the orchestra during the closing session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 12. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer, speaks at a luncheon for the American Society of News Editors in San Diego. Gregory Bull/AP hide caption

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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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