From the discovery of DNA to the development of lifesaving vaccines to the exploration of Mars, science powers many fascinating discoveries and significant advances that benefit us all.
10 November every year is UN World Science Day which started in 2001 to:
Strengthen public awareness on the role of science for peaceful and sustainable societies;
To promote national and international solidarity for a shared science between countries;
To renew national and international commitment for the use of science for the benefit of societies; and
To draw attention to the challenges faced by science and raise support for the scientific endeavour.
This year, the focus is on quality science education for all.
This year the UN have devised an interactive mathematics exhibition to help inspire curiosity in young students.
Further information is available on the UN website at: http://www.un.org/en/events/scienceday/index.shtml