Miscalculating or omitting details or numbers in the lab can lead to serious damage for a research group. Add the fact that they have invested a lot of their time, money, effort, and overall resources, and you’ll have the perfect recipe for a disaster.
On the other hand, there are times when making a mistake in the lab can actually lead to major breakthroughs, for example, the way Isaac Newton has found gravity. Rules are meant to be broken and sometimes this is the only way to go, especially when it produces some of the greatest scientific discoveries that exist. Let’s take a look at 6 of the world’s most amazing discoveries made by accident!