Every year, in various parts of the globe, scientists individually or collectively do dream of yelling 'Eureka'; some actually go along and do it too. The last decade (2000-2009) has been no different in this regard.
Here is a list of the most important scientific breakthroughs that the last ten years of this decade have borne witness to.
Text by Rajesh Vishwakarma
Image: A layer of the world's largest superconducting solenoid magnet (CMS), one of the experiments to take data from the Large Hadron Collider.