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Latin scientia, meaning "knowledge") is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes
knowledge in the form of testable
predictions about the universe.
Modern science is typically divided into three major
branches that consist of the
natural sciences (
Earth science), which study
nature in the broadest sense; the
social sciences (e.g.
history) which study people and societies; and the
formal sciences (e.g.
theoretical computer science), which study abstract concepts. There is disagreement, however, on the formal sciences being a science as they do not rely on
empirical evidence. Disciplines that use science, such as engineering and medicine, are described as
Bacteriology – study of bacteria.
Balneology – science of the therapeutic use of baths.
Batrachology – study of frogs.
Barodynamics – science of the support and mechanics of bridges.
Barology – study of gravitational force.
Bathymetry – study of underwater depth of ocean floors or lake floors.
Batology – the study of brambles.
Bibliology – study of books.
Bibliotics – study of documents to determine authenticity.
Bioecology – study of interaction of life in the environment.
Biogeochemistry – study of chemistry of the surface of the Earth.
Biology – study of life.
Biochemistry – study of chemical processes within and relating to living organism.
Biomechanics – study of the structure, function and motion of the mechanical aspects of biological systems.
Biometrics – study of biological measurement for security purposes.
Bionomics – study of organisms interacting in their environments.
Biophysics – study of physics of biological phenomena.
Biopsychology – application of the science of biology to the study of psychology.
Biotribology – study of friction, wear and lubrication of biological systems.
Botany – study of plants.
Bromatology – study of food.
Bryology – study of mosses and liverworts.
Quinology – study of quinine.
Quantum computing – the exploitation of collective properties of quantum states, such as superposition and entanglement, to perform computation.
Quantum mechanics – a fundamental theory in physics which describes nature at the smallest scales of energy levels of atoms and subatomic particles
Queer theory – study of issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity
Raciology – study of racial differences
Radiobiology – study of the scientific principles, mechanisms, and effects of the interaction of ionizing radiation with living matter
Radiochemistry – study of ordinary chemical reactions under radioactive circumstances
Radiology – study of X-rays and their medical applications
Reflexology – study of reflexes
Rheology – science of the deformation or flow of matter
Rheumatology – study of rheumatism
Rhinology – study of the nose
Rhochrematics – science of inventory management and the movement of products
Robotics – deals with the designing, construction, and operation of robots
Runology – study of runes