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Words related to serendipity

good luck in making unexpected and fortunate discoveries

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Previously drugs came to light more or less through accidental discoveries.
Paulette's quest to find a mysterious camellia plant aptly captures a theme of the novel: that the era of global modernity is about connections, accidental discoveries, and an unregulated flow of information between people who shape world history in an often anonymous capacity.
25) Since conception cannot occur until the inventor formulates "a definite and permanent idea of the complete and operative invention," (26) accidental discoveries, at least at the moment of the serendipitous event, lack conception.
There have been six accidental discoveries in Minnesota since 1999.
Accidental discoveries occur all over the world, where tons of non-stockpile agents are hidden.
HAPPY ACCIDENTS: SERENDIPITY IN MODERN MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGHS tells of happy accidental discoveries in the world of science, documenting events and also providing insights into how these accidents came to be realized as beneficial.
Revolutionary medical developments, such as penicillin, the Pap smear, and Viagra, came about less as the result of meticulous research than through accidental discoveries by scientists prepared to heed unexpected findings.