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

Visitors explore Robert Irwin's Scrim Veil--Black Rectangle--Natural Light during its 2013 reprise at the Whitney Museum of American Art. ©Robert Irwin/Photography ©2013 Philipp Scholz Rittermann/Courtesy of the Whitney Museum hide caption

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©Robert Irwin/Photography ©2013 Philipp Scholz Rittermann/Courtesy of the Whitney Museum

No matter what face you put on it, science is a powerful tool. Here, engineer Marcus Hold works on a nearly completed RoboThespian. Marvels of modern science, these fully interactive and multilingual humanoid robots are increasingly being sold to academic research groups. Matt Cardy/Getty Images hide caption

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The moon is one of the most obvious natural indicators that the passing of time follows a pattern and can be tracked in a useful way. Bill McKelvie/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Pitcher R.A. Dickey of the Toronto Blue Jays throws a knuckleball against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. J. Meric/Getty Images hide caption

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In a photo released by SeaWorld San Diego, Kasatka, a killer whale who is approximately 37 years old, swims with her newborn calf in February 2013. Mike Aguilera/SeaWorld San Diego/Getty Images hide caption

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