Welcome to THE CONTEXT. Every science breakthrough or new discovery has a long, often complicated background story. In this section, I have tried to condense some of this context into short sections that are easy to follow with the help from the fundamental principles from THE CORE. Context, like knowing what has been done previously in a certain area of research or what is already widely accepted by scientists, helps get the bigger picture from a news story. Having the bigger picture means having a better understanding, and more confidence to have opinions on and interact with scientific news stories.