Re-thinking Science?

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We thought we knew what “science” meant. Until 2013, that is. Last year, “science” was the word with the greatest increase in lookups in Merriam-Webster.com—a 176% increase over 2012, in fact. And it remained a top lookup throughout 2013. It's not a new word, so why the sudden interest? Perhaps it's because, as Merriam-Webster's Editor-at-Large, Peter Sokolowski suggests, “A wide variety of discussions centered on science this year, from climate change to educational policy. We saw heated Continue Reading