Science has been aware for centuries of the idea of known unknowns and unknown unknowns, even though scientists would articulate the notion differently from Donald Rumsfeld. The methodology of science is to investigate the known unknowns, striving to reduce uncertainty, but occasionally the unexpected happens and the scientist enters the realm of unknown unknowns. Uncertainty reduces when research is reproducible...
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In contrast to the peer-reviewed online journals Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry and Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology, the Beilstein Magazine offers authors the chance to present ideas that go beyond their everyday research activities. It is an invitation to give new perspectives and thought-provoking views on science which stimulate readers to look beyond the horizon.
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