Description

Accidental discoveries have been of significant value in the progress of science. Although accidental discoveries are more common in pharmacology and chemistry, other branches of science have also benefited from such discoveries. While most discoveries are the result of persistent research, famous accidental discoveries provide a fascinating insight into the history of science.

Accidental discoveries
Scientific research

More from this issue

This article reviews clinical and basic science research to illustrate how developments in research methodology have enabled neuroscientists to...

Jan 2011
Journal Article

Pheromones are chemicals used to communicate with members of the same species. First described in insects, pheromones are often used to attract...

Jan 2011
Journal Article

Natural arsenic salts are present in all waters, with natural concentrations of less than 10 parts per billion (ppb). Unfortunately, there is an...

Jan 2011
Journal Article