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Friday 10 November 2017

World Science Day for Peace and Development

How many bones are in your body? Did you know that there are 206 bones in the adult human body and there are 300 in children. The human eye blinks an average of 4,200,000 times a year. The longest living cells in the body are brain cells which can live an entire lifetime. The heaviest human brain ever recorded weighed 5 lb. 1.1 oz. (2.3 kg.). 30 years ago: The computer mouse was invented. The most dangerous animal in the world is the common housefly. The Hubble Space Telescope weighs 12 tons (10,896 kilograms), is 43 feet (13.1 meters) long, and cost $2.1 billion to originally build. Every year in the US, 625 people are struck by lightning. The cosmos contains approximately 50,000,000,000 galaxies. Fleaís can jump 130 times higher than their own height.
Science will be essential to reach many of the goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and, thus, to ensure a sustainable future. The UNESCO Science Report is one of the tools that countries can use to monitor progress towards the goals of Agenda 2030.
Every five years, it analyses emerging trends in science, technology and innovation policy and governance. The latest edition was launched on World Science Day for Peace and Development, 10 November 2015. The key message of the Report can be summarized in just four words: more research - better development.
Proclaimed by the UNESCO General Conference (Resolution 31C/ 20) in 2001, the World Science Day for Peace and Development is an annual event celebrated all over the world to recall the commitment made at the UNESCO-ICSU World Conference on Science (Budapest 1999).
The purpose of the World Science Day for Peace and Development is to renew the national, as well as the international commitment to science for peace and development and to stress the responsible use of science for the benefit of society. The World Science Day for Peace and Development also aims at raising public awareness of the importance of science and to bridge the gap between science and societies.
Source: un.org
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