Scientific discoveries and innovations occur all the time, and while the news tends to portray the more negative findings related to climate change and mass extinctions, there's always something positive that gets less press. Thousands of researchers, inventors, and innovators work tirelessly each and every day to discover new and interesting things, and 2019 featured some big ones.
When most people think about scientific discoveries, they recall the big ideas and revelations we all learned about in school. These include the discovery of heliocentrism, the reason the dinosaurs went extinct, the theory of gravity, and evolution, but there's far more going on, of which the average person remains unaware.
This list highlights some of the most impressive discoveries and innovations mankind achieved in 2019, and while some may not seem as incredible as Archimedes' "Eureka" moment in the bathtub, each one has moved humanity one step closer to the future.
The discoveries listed here are done so in the chronological order they were made, as each one's importance stands on its own merit. Whether in the field of astronomy, biology, computer science, or any other, these discoveries stood apart from the many hundreds made throughout 2019.
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