What is the focus of science?

99% of the ocean floor is unexplored.
99.99% of the ouster space is unexplored.
90% of the human brain is unexplored.
And what are we doing?  Inventing flushable toilet paper cardboard rolls.
—source unknown to me

What is science, really?  What are we here searching for and what can be found?  My favorite site IFLScience.com has some interesting articles but that does not strike me as pure science.  What is it then?

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Sciengcafe interviews Dr. Vandana Miller

My coworker and a colleague, Dr. Vandana Miller, was recently interviewed by Science and Engineering Cafe (Sciengcafe), managed by Dr. Daphne Pappas, another colleague and a long-time friend.  So long that I think I can recall singing songs together or something like that at a conference somewhere in the woods while I was still an MS student without a clue what I want to do within this field.  Dr. Miller talks about the emerging field of Plasma Medicine and the input/influence we may have on the development on the novel medically-relevant therapeutic devices.

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Science in the elevator

Him: My biggest problem now, something I have been struggling with for weeks, I just can’t get anything done while this continues.
Her: Oh, my, so is it pretty serious?
Him: I just can’t deal with anything and I’m loosing sleep…
Her: How bad is it, really?
Him: They just won’t uptake cobalt. They just won’t. And it’s been weeks, you know.
Her: Yeah, I hear ya.
—overheard in the elevator just now.

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