Top 5 scientific discoveries

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Top 5 scientific discoveries

Millions upon billions of scientific breakthroughs and discoveries throughout centuries have improved lifestyle today, and will continue throughout the years.

Millions upon billions of scientific breakthroughs and discoveries throughout centuries have improved lifestyle today, and will continue throughout the years.

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Millions upon billions of scientific breakthroughs and discoveries throughout centuries have improved lifestyle today, and will continue throughout the years.

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Millions upon billions of scientific breakthroughs and discoveries throughout centuries have improved lifestyle today, and will continue throughout the years.

Michelle Hernandez, Staff Writer

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Over the course of ages, scientist have made life changing discoveries that have improved the quality of our life and have helped us to understand the world around us.

As difficult as it is to rank the top five scientific discoveries, the one thing they all share in common is that they have all managed to change our life. From gravity and electricity, to discovering vaccines that have managed to impact the public in a major way, here are the top five scientific discoveries.

  1. Copernican Heliocentrism: In 1543, while on his deathbed, Polish astronomer Nicholas Copernicus published his theory that the Sun is at the center of the solar system with the planets revolving around it. Before that, astronomers believed the Earth was at the center of the universe.
  2. Electricity: The life-changing discovery of electricity is attributed to the English scientist Michael Faraday. His main discoveries include the principles underlying electromagnetic induction, diamagnetism, and electrolysis. Faraday’s experiments also created the first generator, the forerunner of the huge generators that produce our electricity today.
  3. The Periodic Table: In 1869, Russian chemist Dmitry Mendeleev noticed that, when arranged by atomic weight, the chemical elements lined up to form groups with similar properties. With this knowledge, he was able to create the first periodic table, one of the most important discoveries in chemistry.
  4. The Polio Vaccine: On March 26, 1953, American medical researcher Jonas Salk announced that he had successfully tested a vaccine against poliomyelitis, the virus that causes the crippling disease of polio. In 1952, an epidemic year for polio, there were 58,000 new cases reported in the US and more than 3,000 deaths caused by the disease.
  5. Gravity: Isaac Newton, an English mathematician and physicist, is considered the greatest scientist of all time. Among his many discoveries, the most important is probably his law of universal gravitation. In 1664, Newton figured out that gravity is the force that draws objects toward each other. It explained why things fall down and why the planets orbit around the Sun.
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