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10 Accidental Inventions That Changed the World | MNN - Mother Nature Network
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- 2270 days ago -
The course of human evolution has been punctuated by a long succession of chance discoveries and accidental inventions; and in fact, experts estimate that between 30 and 50 percent of of all scientific discoveries are in some way accidental.
Tree That Weeps Dragons Blood Among New Discoveries
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- 2376 days ago -
A tree with "dragons blood" running beneath its bark, a rare mountain top snowdrop and a critically-endangered orchid are among more than 60 new species discovered by botanists in the past year.
New Species Found
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, discoveries )

- 2380 days ago -
From a devilish-looking bat to a frog that sings like a bird, scientists have identified 126 new species in the Greater Mekong area, the WWF said in a new report detailing discoveries in 2011
Animal Magic: The Wildlife Discoveries of 2009 -VIDEO
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- 3465 days ago -
From a new species of giant rat to ants that took over the world, 2009 was a good year for new animal discoveries. It was a year for all creatures great, with the mating ritual of the humpback whale filmed for the first time and the unearthing of
Strange Jellies of the Icy Depths
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- 3585 days ago -
New details are emerging about the life-forms that survive in one of the world's most inaccessible places.
9 Things Invented or Discovered By Accident
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- 4160 days ago -
We tend to hold inventors in high esteem, but often their discoveries were the result of an accident or twist of fate. This is true of many everyday items, including the following surprise inventions.

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