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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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A new square on the periodic table

It’s easy to think of what elements would theoretically be like as they get bigger and bigger, but once you get to a certain point, they are unstable and aren’t found in nature. These large, theoretical elements don’t get official … Continue reading

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