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Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.   —   Albert Szent-Györgyi in Irving Good’s The Scientist Speculates



Reactions (American Chemical Society, YouTube Channel)
Reactions (American Chemical Society, Official Website)


discovery : the act of making known or visible —
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Roget’s II (, Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords


Discovery is the act of detecting something new, or something “old” that had been unrecognized as meaningful. With reference to sciences and academic disciplines, discovery is the observation of new phenomena, new actions, or new events and providing new reasoning to explain the knowledge gathered through such observations with previously acquired knowledge from abstract thought and everyday experiences. A discovery may sometimes be based on earlier discoveries, collaborations, or ideas. Some discoveries represent a radical breakthrough in knowledge or technology. — Wikipedia


Discovery (WolframAlpha)



Talks about Discovery (TED: Ideas Worth Spreading)
Articles about Discovery (Big Think)




Beyond Discovery (National Academy of Sciences)

Terrae Incognitae (Society for the History of Discoveries)

Discovery (World History Encyclopedia)


If we have learned one thing from the history of invention and discovery, it is that, in the long run – and often in the short one – the most daring prophecies seem laughably conservative. — Arthur C. Clarke, The Exploration of Space


Museum of Discovery and Science (Official Site)
Museum of Discovery and Science (YouTube Channel)
Museum of Discovery and Science (Wikipedia)

Museum of Discovery (Official Site)
Museum of Discovery (YouTube Channel)
Museum of Discovery (Wikipedia)


DDC: 509 Discoveries (Library Thing)
Subject: Discoveries (Library Thing)

Subject: Discoveries (Open Library)

LCC: Q 175 Discoveries (UPenn Online Books)

LCC: Q 175 Discoveries (Library of Congress)
Subject: Discoveries (Library of Congress)

Subject: Discoveries (WorldCat)



Discovery learning is a technique of inquiry-based learning and is considered a constructivist based approach to education. It is also referred to as problem-based learning, experiential learning and 21st century learning. It is supported by the work of learning theorists and psychologists Jean Piaget, Jerome Bruner, and Seymour Papert. — Wikipedia

Jerome (Jerry) Seymour Bruner: Biographical Memoir (Howard Gardner, Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society)
The Process of Education (Jerome S. Bruner)
Jerome Bruner (Encyclopædia Britannica)

Guided Discovery Problems (Teach the Earth, National Association of Geoscience Teachers)

MERLOT: Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching
OER Commons: Open Educational Resources



Scientists (US Occupational Outlook Handbook)
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations (US Occupational Outlook Handbook)

Careers in Science (PBS Learning Media)


Discoveries (JSTOR)
Discover Magazine
Journeys of Discovery (Tom Wilmer, NPR)
Discoveries (NPR Archives)



Discovery (



The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness, call it intuition or what you will, and the solution comes to you and you don”t know why or how. — Albert Einstein


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All Articles | Discover Magazine Discover satisfies everyday curiosity with relevant and approachable science news, feature articles, photos and more.




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