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Why Science Matters in Six Words

by TeamSixWords on April 17, 2017   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

SixContest #97: #ScienceMattersIn6Words

Maybe you’ve never gotten your head around particle physics or paleomagnetism. You're not alone. Yet science informs everything from policy to inventions to the way we boil pasta and what powers those many wonders on our smart phones. Inspired by the annual Earth Day celebrations and March for Science events happening worldwide on April 22, for SixContest #96 tell us "Why Science Matters in Six Words." Do you welcome genetically-engineered crops or buy only organic, locally-sourced foods? What's the six-word scientific breakthrough of your dreams? Whether you're a tech addict or strive to live off the grid, share your thoughts on why science matters in exactly Six Words.

Your Six Words can include a backstory (we love reading them), but please post only one entry per comment.

Remember to tag us and include #ScienceMattersIn6Words when posting your Six Words to Twitter and Instagram!


This SixContest runs through Friday, April 28 at 3PM ET. Submit your entries in the comments below or on our social media pages: twitter.com/sixwords (remember to tag @sixwords) | facebook.com/sixwordmemoirs | instagram.com/sixwordselfie | sixwordmemoirs.tumblr.com


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