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Latin is where the etymological origin of the term discovery is found. Specifically, it is the result of the sum of several Latin roots as would be the case of the following: the prefix "des-", which can be translated as "denial"; the verb "cooperire", which is synonymous with "cover"; and finally the suffix "-miento", which is equivalent to "instrument".

A discovery is a finding or finding something that was hidden, secret or unknown . It is a novel observation of certain aspects of reality. For example: “The discovery of a large dinosaur under the mall has amazed the neighbors”, “Only now do you realize the situation? What a discovery ... ”, "I still can't understand how the discovery of that substance occurred".

Fundamental in the history of man have been two of the first discoveries that took place:
• The fire, which was produced 790,000 years ago by the homo erectus and allowed it to cook, make tools or even defend against animals.
• The one with the wheel, which took place in Mesopotamia in the millennium B.C. and that changed the world by allowing to improve land transport or the creation of machinery.

The notion of discovery is frequent in the field of science . The successive efforts of researchers over time allow discoveries to be reached, although sometimes they are achieved by chance.

Within the scientific field, there have been throughout history a multitude of discoveries that have marked a before and after in the life of the human being. Specifically, among the most significant is that of penicillin, which was carried out in 1928 by the Scottish scientist Alexander Fleming. It has become one of the most important antibiotics when dealing with bacteria that cause various types of infections such as scarlet fever, borreliosis or pneumonia.

However, the discovery of x-rays is also important in this field. In 1985 it was when the German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen carried out that act. Thanks to their progress, today, health professionals have fundamental instruments in X-rays to diagnose patients and establish the corresponding treatments.

On some occasions, it is not known precisely how discoveries occur. That is the case of caramel , which has different accounts of origin according to the country.

The first contact of a contact is usually called discovery village with other culture , in a geographical area different from its own. Europeans talk about discovery of America to refer to the arrival of Christopher Columbus to the continent in 1492 , although it is impossible "discover" a new land that was already inhabited for thousands of years. Actually, the discovery of America It was a novelty for Europeans who first came to these lands, but that same soil presents nothing new to Native Americans.

This shows that the concept of discovery can also be subjective. A girl can tell another who has "discovered" a new clothing store in the neighborhood, while her friend can answer that she already knew her (that is, there was "discovered" previously).

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