UNESCO designated November 10 as World Science Day for Peace and Development in 2001, and it has been celebrated as such every year since 2002. The 2018 theme is Science, a Human Right. According to UNESCO, this day “highlights the important role of science in society and the need to engage the wider public in debates on emerging scientific issues. It also underlines the importance and relevance of science in our daily lives.” In other words, spend today noticing and pondering the innumerable ways in which science has made your life better—there are many of them!
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