Excited to see our recent paper on the demonstration of nanoscale room temperature (R.T.) sub-100nm chiral skyrmions, with the Paul Scherrer Institut and CNRS/Thales, ( Nature Nanotechnology. 11, 444–448 (2016) ) selected as a leading paper. The selection highlights papers from across the University of Manchester’s Faculty of Science and Engineering. The highlight describes the discovery of room temperature individual nanoscale chiral skyrmions by means of high resolution X-ray imaging. The research was performed in the context of the MAGicSky EU research project and this observation can enable further fundamental studies on the very rich physics of skyrmions as well as serve as a basis for the development of skyrmion-based memory and logic devices.