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agronomy the scientific study of the use of soil for producing crops.
anthropology the scientific study of humankind. People who study anthropology learn about the origins and development of human beings and their societies and customs.
ecology the scientific study of the relationships between living things and their environments.
engineering the study and practice of using scientific and mathematical knowledge to do practical things. Knowledge of engineering is needed to design and build roads, bridges, tools, and machines.
hamster a very small mammal with a round body, short tail, and large pouches in its cheeks. Hamsters are rodents that live in burrows and come out at night to find food. They are often kept as pets or used in scientific experiments. Different kinds of wild hamsters live in Europe, Africa, and Asia.
laboratory a place used for scientific investigation and experiments. [2/3 definitions]
science fiction a kind of fiction writing that is often about people living in the far future or about life on other planets or in other galaxies. Science fiction often tells of future scientific inventions or of strange beings or creatures from outer space.
space station a large spacecraft in orbit for a long period of time. Space stations are used for scientific study and for launching other spacecraft.
technological resulting from scientific or industrial advancement. [1/2 definitions]
test tube a thin, hollow, glass tube that is closed at one end. Test tubes are used in scientific experiments.