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6 Incredible Discoveries Made on Accident

Some of science’s most interesting discoveries happened totally on accident! From insects to infections, and polymers to pacemakers, we’ve accidentally discovered some pretty cool stuff. Watch this new episode of SciShow, hosted by Stefan Chin, to learn more!
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Sources:
https://www.npr.org/2016/02/24/467805055/whoops-twelve-tales-of-accidental-brilliance-in-science
http://discovermagazine.com/galleries/2015/jan-feb/accidental-discoveries
https://www.britishscienceweek.org/app/uploads/2015/10/NSEW-Accidental-Discoveries-Primary-PackFULLOPT.pdf
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/the-real-story-behind-the-worlds-first-antibiotic
Wasps
https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/tibbetts-lab/wp-content/uploads/sites/40/2014/03/tibbetts_and_dale_2004.pdf
https://www.npr.org/2016/03/01/468673964/golden-mole-award-winner-to-be-announced
http://www.cell.com/current-biology/pdf/S0960-9822(12)00065-6.pdf
https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/tibbetts-lab/wp-content/uploads/sites/40/2014/03/tibbettsir2002.pdf
https://www.nature.com/scientificamerican/journal/v309/n6/full/scientificamerican1213-62.html
Strep
http://www.pnas.org/content/101/40/14491.short
https://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Research/Research-Labs/Liu-Lab/
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/8332747_Sword_and_shield_Linked_group_B_streptococcal_-hemolysincytolysin_and_carotenoid_pigment_function_to_subvert_host_phagocyte_defense
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2004/09/040921084106.htm
http://nizetlab.ucsd.edu/Publications/SourcebookChapter.pdf
Parasitic aphrodisiac
https://academic.oup.com/icb/article/54/2/159/638703
https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2014/05/01/300999096/contagious-aphrodisiac-virus-makes-crickets-have-more-sex
http://www.adamolab.ca/research.html
http://jeb.biologists.org/content/early/2014/03/04/jeb.103408
CRISPR
https://labblog.uofmhealth.org/lab-report/new-crispr-cas9-tool-edits-both-rna-and-dna-precisely
https://phys.org/news/2018-03-crispr-cas9-rna.html
https://elifesciences.org/articles/32724
http://www.cell.com/molecular-cell/fulltext/S1097-2765(18)30054-6
https://medicine.umich.edu/dept/biochem/yan-zhang-phd
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180315122940.htm
Pacemaker
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/28/business/wilson-greatbatch-pacemaker-inventor-dies-at-92.html
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/wilson-greatbatch-inventor-of-the-implantable-cardiac-pacemaker-2363206.html
https://gizmodo.com/5844558/wilson-greatbatch-the-man-who-accidentally-invented-the-pacemaker-has-died
https://lemelson.mit.edu/winners/wilson-greatbatch
Polymer
http://science.sciencemag.org/content/344/6185/732
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/new-class-of-polymers-discovered-by-accident/
https://www.technologyreview.com/lists/innovators-under-35/2015/pioneer/jeannette-garcia/
https://theconversation.com/recycling-the-unrecyclable-a-new-class-of-thermoset-plastics-26594
http://www.techtimes.com/articles/7108/20140517/eureka-moment-ibms-error-at-lab-leads-to-discovery-of-new-polymer-materials.htm
https://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/gadgets/a12954/one-of-the-most-important-materials-in-tech-is-now-recyclable-16795168/

Images:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Synthetic_Production_of_Penicillin_TR1468.jpg
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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:%C5%9Awierszcz_domowy.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:African.field.cricket.arp.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Streptococcus_agalactiae.tif
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Brown_Paper_Wasp-27527-4.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:COlmeia_SD.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Neisseria_meningitidis_Colonies_growth_on_New_York_City_Medium_Agar.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Crispr.png
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:St_Jude_Medical_pacemaker_with_ruler.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Duelchamber.JPG
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Herzschrittmacher_auf_Roentgenbild.jpg

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