Rare earth elements consist of a group of seventeen chemical elements sectioned together on the periodic table. Since 1950 demand for these elements has exploded as a key component of the technology the drives our modern society. read more
Flying high in the table and cutting teams to ribbons with vibrant, offensive play, there has naturally been a lot of chatter about Everton this season. A section of it has been a little negative – perhaps born out of … Continue reading ? James McCarthy’s Return Will Help Everton To A Fruitful Festive Period is a post from World Soccer Talk.
As we approach the halfway mark, we will start to get a real feel for how the Premier League table is going to look come the end of May. Each manager will be looking at the fixture list over the busy festive period, targeting the games...Show More Summary
As Premier League clubs enter the ever-manic festive period, we'll see the men separated from the boys and, by the first week of January, we will have some idea of how the league table is likely to look come the end of May. Of course,...Show More Summary
You might know that zinc—element number 30 on the periodic table—is used for galvanizing iron and steel. Here’s some things you might not know. Getty Images 1. It saves lives. In developing countries, diarrhea is a major cause of....
Science is a critical part of the booze-making process and how alcohol interacts with our bodies, which is why it makes total sense to express alcoholic drinks in a periodic table. This great chart is organized both by type of alcohol and the alcohol by volume of each drink. Show More Summary
She tried to warn us! She's not that innocent! You've heard the sexual stereotypes before, we're sure! They're everywhere! Paleontologists do it in the dirt! Chemists do it on a table (periodically)! Rectal surgeons do it… well, you get the picture! We never thought our beloved Britney Spears bought into them, though! In a recent Univision interview the super [...]
“I’ll just say no. [Slams fist on table.] No, period. I’m not doing it. I’m never gonna be in that movie. There was already a movie! And the show ended fuckin’ spot-on. We’re good.” Taylor Kitsch, you sexy bastard, why must you crush my dreams like that? I realize that a “Friday Night Lights” movie [...]
While no periodic table, we sometimes more simplistically look at the elements as ice, fire, wind, and earth—and they can make for some beautiful images. Check out these great wallpapers that put the elements on your desktop. Read more...
Quantum mechanics? More like cunt-um mechanics, amirite?! Read more...
I Heart Guts, the folks who make those cute plush organs, have unveiled a new chart: The Periodic Table of Your Period. See an enlarged version here. We are pleased to introduce our latest celebration of menstrual cycles — The Periodic Table of Your Period. Show More Summary
I Heart Guts has created the Periodic Table of Your Period, an illustrated “celebration of menstrual cycles.” The colorful chart covers period-related slang and essential comfort foods along with the organs involved in the menstruation process, forms of birth control, and the stages of pregnancy. Visit I Heart Guts to browse a larger PDF version [...]
As Arsenal move into a congested period in their schedule with a four-point lead at the top of the table to protect, squad rotation will be crucial. Arsene Wenger used something like a full-strength squad against Cardiff City at the weekend, and Arsenal will play Everton and Napoli in the next seven days. Show More Summary
Dmitrii Ivanovich Mendeleev hit on the idea of the Periodic Table as an organizing theme for a textbook he began writing in 1868. He did some work on refining the idea, and in 1870 presented a paper on it to a meeting of the Russian Chemical Society. Well, actually, that’s not quite true– Mendeleev did…
An illustration by Jaco Haasbroek, shared in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool.
The Elements in Action is an education app for both iPhone and iPad that lets you explore all the different elements around us through short video clips and descriptions. Tap any element to read a short summary about it and watch a video of how it reacts with other elements and objects. Show More Summary
Although US poultry exports through the third quarter of 2013 continued on a record pace, growing marginally in quantity and value over the same period last year, combined exports of table eggs and processed egg products reached historical highs, according to trade data released last week by the Foreign Agricultural Service.
On the periodic table of elements, there's a bunch of elements, usually named after famous scientists, that are known as synthetic elements. These are made by determined scientists with exciting-sounding machines called cylotrons or atom-smashers. And it seems a supercharged VW Beetle had a hand in the creation of one of them. Read more...
Modern Toss drops some serious interactive swearing science. When it comes to swearing in the English language, it's hard to top the originals. New Yorkers come close, but the Brits' combination of creative rhyming and lyrical phrasing, matched with that accent, can make a terrible, terrible insult sound vaguely complimentary to the untrained ear. Read Full Story
The synthetic (or man-made) elements are the ones with silly-sounding names, found along the bottom of the periodic table — Einsteinium and Nobelium, Livermorium and Mendelevium, and more.