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Fortune and the prepared mind

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Serendipity was recently voted the most popular word in the English language. From only a handful of references in the late 1950s, a Google search today reveals nearly 8 million references (up from 3 million references a year ago). Ironically, ‘serendipity’ is also one of the most frequently queried words in the dictionary, and one of the hardest to translate. It is typically used as synonymous with luck, chance or coincidence. Thus, nearly one in ten of the most cited scientific papers menti...

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University of Oxford
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UAS
Department:
Proctors Office
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University of Oxford
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Social Sciences Division
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Anthropology
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SAME
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Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Issue:
1
Pages:
1-9
Host title:
Serendipity: Fortune and the Prepared Mind
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0
Publication date:
2010-09-16
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615151
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2016-04-13

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