Monthly Archives: April 2010

New element discovered!

The Periodic Table got a little bigger this week, when scientists for the first time ever synthesized a new, heavy element by bombarding calcium atoms with the rare, heavy, radioactive element berkelium. The resulting atom was a highly unstable heavy … Continue reading

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Cool SWN idea!

Here’s a cool, simple experiment you can try for an SWN entry. Buy some radish seeds (you can get them at a gardening store or home improvement store, such as Home Depot, or order them online.) You can germinate them … Continue reading

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Earthquakes and more earthquakes!

As I told you in class, this has been an earth-shattering week, literally. On Sunday, there was a 7.2 earthquake in Mexico near the California earthquake. Sustained shaking of up to a minute was felt as far away as Los … Continue reading

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