Discovery means the act of discovering a new place or thing which already exists and is unknown. Discovery may be made in the course of a search or even unexpectedly, at times. History has it, that Columbus had discovered accidently. Discovering something accidently is also called serendipity. According to James Joyce, “A man's errors are his portals of discovery.” Discovery is mostly made after making several errors in the research process.
In the words of Albert Scent Gyorgi, “A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind.” Discoveries are always appreciated because they bring to light some unknown places or things, which exist, but are not yet known. Discoveries require great efforts on the part of the discoverer. A person, who makes a discovery, needs to be a man of intellect and highly persevering. Then, only a discovery is made possible. Great intellectual minds can only bring about discoveries.