Decryptomaddowlogical #98

It must be our proximity to the 100th Decryptomaddowlogical, but I had another crazy idea for tonight’s clue. This is no pun, just a straight quiz question:

What branch of science is most relevant to tonight’s special coverage?

Such a simple question is likely to engender disagreement, but remember, the question is the clue for solving the Decryptomaddowlogical, so while I welcome your disagreement on whether the answer is correct, first get the answer.

Need help? Need to shout out the answer without spoiling anyone else’s game?

There’s a thread for that.

*Remember to mention the number of the puzzle you’re talking about.

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Decryptomaddowlogical #98