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When you write something—either for work or for fun—the purpose is to convey meaning and engage whoever reads it. Knowing how to use the figures of speech in your writing can take it to the next level, and this table can help show you how. Read more...
As has become tradition, the English top flight is an open, contentious battleground heading into the Christmas period, with Matchday 16 the next opportunity for teams to turn their luck around. The 2014-15 Premier League season is shaping...Show More Summary
75 years ago, Marguerite Perey unearthed an element on the periodic table while working as a technician in Marie Curie’s lab. Her achievement came at a great cost.
Google Research built an interactive periodic table of the elements where you can see the relative amounts of the elements as found in the human body, in the sea, and, most interestingly, by the number of mentions in books. If you've...Show More Summary
At Claremont McKenna college, chemistry professor Babak Sanii and his students have created an online tool that allows users to create "Elemental Cardograms" — periodic tables where the area of each element is made larger or smaller to reflect the chemical composition of specific items, ranging from tattoo ink to corn. Read more...
Find out how much of each element exists in the sea, in the sky, and in your body with Google's interactive chart. Google Research team Big Picture has created a new interactive infographic to help you explore the periodic table. ItShow More Summary
The periodic table is perhaps the most iconic scientific visualization in the world—but that doesn't mean it can't show more. Now, Google has amped up every scientist's favorite to show how elements really get used in the real world. Read more...
The Italian design collective has been developing their simple technique over a period of several years. While they have previously submerged completed wooden tables and chairs, their new designs use centenarian logs. Akin to polished stones or fossils,
Tycho: There is a very fixed menu of ingredients at Taco Bell; it can be conceived of as an alternative to the standard Periodic Table, whose quasi-edible permutations constitute a distinct flavorverse. Far Cry 4 has a similar catalog of “elements,” like Honey Badger, Falcon, Tuk-Tuk, Assault Rifle, Boar, and so on. Show More Summary
A uniformitarian view is that everything is equally important. For example, there are 118 elements in the periodic table, so all 118 are equally important to know about. The Pareto principle would say that importance is usually very unevenly distributed. The universe is essentially hydrogen and helium, with a few other elements sprinkled in. From […]
A recent episode of The American Chemical Society series Reactions explains astronomer Carl Sagan’s famous quote “We are made of star stuff,” by explaining how the different elements on the periodic table are forged by stars, and how those elements came to form us. submitted via Laughing Squid Tips
Do you have a longstanding fascination with the periodic table? Do you remain confident in the power of space-age polymers? Are you surrounded by limiting reagents? If so (and even if not), you might consider seeking a better living through chemistry as an art director for the American Chemical Society. Show More Summary
If you're a student hoping to conquer chemistry—or just like chemistry as a hobby—web site Ptable gives you a browser based periodic table that lets you view element information, properties, orbitals, isotopes, and even possible compounds in interactive visualizations. Read more...
I confess: I keep a lawn. Call me heathen. I know lawns are environmentally suspect, but mine doesn’t ask for much. I’ve applied nothing from the periodic table that screams Skull and Crossbones. And I won’t plow this spit of land for the sake of butterfly weeds or bee pollinators. I’ve got plenty of […]
Ape Lad writes, "I've got a shirt on woot featuring unspeakable horrors, phobias, and fears, from Hell to Nosferatu. I also threw in a few less traditional phobias like expired bacon and ugly undead quakers, for good measure." Read the rest
Redditor YesImAtWork posted a picture of his nephew’s birthday cake, which recreates the periodic table of the elements. His nephew is six years old. How much does a six-year-old boy know about the elements? You might be surprised: (YouTube link) Yes, this child has a series of YouTube videos telling us about the elements, 32 of them so far. Show More Summary
A 'science' project for high school kids normally involves making a poster of the periodic table, or perhaps torching things with a small gas burner if your science teacher is a bit Walter White. If you're also a cadet with the Civil Aviation Patrol, on the other hand, you can make a computer-controlled, record-breaking paper airplane. Read more...
A chemical bond between a superheavy element and a carbon atom has been established for the first time. This research opens new vistas for studying the effects of Einstein's relativity on the structure of the periodic table.