Nature just published a paper claiming the first real-space observation of 2D skyrmion. This was observed in a magnetic crystal system, i.e. this is out of condensed matter.
As in the earlier discovery of the "magnetic monopole", these exotic and fundamental physics are coming out of condensed matter physics, an area that many outside of that field do not consider to be "fundamental". Yet, it has produced a tremendous amount of physics that permeates into areas of physics that people usually consider as basic science and "fundamental".
 X.Z. Yu et al., Nature v.465, p.901(2010).