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hard science

n
a. one of the natural or physical sciences, such as physics, chemistry, biology, geology, or astronomy
b. (as modifier): a hard-science lecture.
hard scientist n
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hard′ sci′ence


n.
any of the natural or physical sciences, in which hypotheses are rigorously tested through observation and experimentation.
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First published from 1980 to 2009 in other conference volumes, the essays are arranged chronologically and address science fiction from a broad perspective, major themes, and canonical texts, including science fiction as short epic fiction, hard science fiction, Omni magazine, settings, and the topics of sex and aliens; specific texts and authors, such as Stanislaw Lem and George Bernard ShawAEs Back to Methuselah; and topics like cannibalism, feminist science fiction, fictional food, immortality, death, canonization, space travel, science fiction art, the science fiction of medicine, and the Snow-Leavis controversy.
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Being held at College of Science and Technology at Rinchending in Phuentsholing, the theme of this year's science conference is 'Strengthening Nations and Spreading Happiness.' Coming from many countries, the participants will read research papers covering 21 hard science and technology and soft science areas such as agricultural sciences, biological sciences, environmental sciences, chemical sciences, material sciences, mathematics, statistics, pharmaceutical sciences, earth science, geology and physical sciences.
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This real-life experiment sets the theme that Roser returns to throughout his entire history: that innovations in ways of dealing with human relationships and organizations in manufacturing enterprises have been just as important as advances in hard science, technology, and hardware.
Overall, during President Barack Obama's tenure, the agency's Earth science budget has grown by 50 percent - something that has irked a lot of Republicans who have (http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2015/03/earth-science-not-hard-science-congressional-republicans-declare) argued that Earth sciences are not "hard science."