With the discovery of penicillin came the creation of life saving antibiotics, warding off infectious diseases such as syphilis and pneumonia.
Thanks to the breakthrough of the substance which derives from mould (of all things), we now lead healthier and longer lives.
However, there is one invention that was thought to be even worthier... What came in first place?
Tools designed to ensure computer code in smart cars does not crash has been inspired by hungry penguins.
The rounded sleeping capsules send guests drifting into ocean before arriving on desert island by morning.
Sitting on the saddle activates the part of the brain responsible for learning, a study has claimed.
Scientists are appealing for more people to donate their brains for research after they die.
Life on Earth may have arrived from Mars on an asteroid, scientists have claimed.
Lunar mission scheduled at the end of 2017 could find out if beer can be brewed on the moon.
A bottle used to teach children how far litter can travel ended up on Scottish beach after 8,700-mile journey.