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Climate change is making an important nutrient disappear

Nestled directly below oxygen and sulfur on the periodic table, selenium doesn't attract too much attention. But this relatively rare element is an important nutrient for animals, including humans. New research suggests selenium is yet...Show More Summary

Republicans slowly waking to realization that tables have turned on Obamacare's popularity

It's the first long "district work period"—recess in less euphemistic terms—for Congress, the first chance they have to come back home and face constituents after a month of this new, disastrous Trump administration. In a reflectionShow More Summary

Manchester researchers enter the 'Wild West' of chemistry to reveal a surprise finding

(University of Manchester) Researchers at The University of Manchester have entered the 'Wild West' of the periodic table to finally solve a decades-old scientific challenge -- and have revealed that an important but niche chemical bonding principle may be much more widely applicable than previously thought.

Researchers enter the 'Wild West' of chemistry to reveal a surprise finding

Researchers at The University of Manchester have entered the "Wild West" of the periodic table to finally solve a decades-old scientific challenge—and have revealed that an important but niche chemical bonding principle may be much more widely applicable than previously thought.

Helium And Sodium May Well Have Formed A Compound At High Pressure, But Doubts Remain

Everyone's excited about a compound formed with helium, one of the periodic table's most inert elements. But this work has been under scrutiny for three years, and not everyone's convinced.

Economic Survey 2017 of India – Key Points in PDF

The Economic Survey 2017 of India, for the period 2016-2017, was tabled in the Parliament on 31st January, 2017. It was presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley before the Parliament prior to the Indian Budget. The survey was prepared by Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian. Show More Summary

Newswire: Get Involved, Internet: Help Nova make a special about the Periodic Table

As hard as The Big Bang Theory may try every week, a lot of people in the world still don’t see science as especially sexy or exciting. That’s what makes studying science—a.k.a. “the nerdy arts”—so important, though. It’s like the vegetables...Show More Summary

PBS' 'Nova' seeking periodic-table fans to fund TV special

Geeks of America, PBS' "Nova" wants you to open up your minds and wallets for a sequel to its sleeper 2012 hit film on the periodic table.

The Alternative Periodic Table

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Cool Infographics

The Alternative Periodic Table is a new project from Matt Baker at UsefulCharts being funded through a Kickstarter campaign that ends on February 9, 2017. Act fast to get your copy and help support Matt! From Matt: Recently, I decided to tackle the most famous chart of all... Show More Summary

Livermorium - the smelliest element

last monthHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The element Livermorium (element 116, named after Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) was created in 2000. It's in the same column of the periodic table as sulfur and it is speculated that it might be the smelliest of all elements,...Show More Summary

New periodic table shows the cosmic origins of your body's elements

Believe it or not, your body is largely made of the products from exploding stars, cosmic ray fission, and other Star Trek-esque phenomena. The stellar origins of every atom in your body trace back to the Big Bang, and are now outlined...Show More Summary

Periodic Table Of Beer

last monthHumor / odd : The Presurfer

An interactive created by Sunglass Warehouse. They scientifically mapped out the 96 tastiest beers in this Periodic Tavel of Beer. Hover over each square to see the full beer name. Click on a square to finf more details, like brewery name and location. The Presurfer

Explore the Best Brews of 2016 With This Interactive Periodic Table of Beer

If you’re looking for a tasty new beer to try out, this interactive periodic table will guide you in the right direction. Read more...

This new Periodic Table shows the astounding origins of every atom in your body

In the first episode of his famous TV series about space, "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage," the late astronomer Carl Sagan wastes no time dramatically setting the stage. "The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean," Sagan says. Show More Summary

Why Did Conservation Investors Leave $3 Billion On the Table Last Year?

This story is cross-posted on Ecosystem Marketplace. Five years ago, Prisca Mayende's four-acre farm looked just like those around her: treeless and flat, it baked in the sun, lay fallow for periods, and lived on expensive fertilizers. Today, it stands out like an oasis. Show More Summary

Victoria Is a Fine But Familiar British Period Piece

For the first January in seven years, PBS is devoid of Downton Abbey, the addictive period piece/soap opera that, here in the U.S., gave public broadcasting cultural currency and a prime seat at the Emmy Awards table. With the show having ended its run nearly a year ago, PBS is ... More »

The End of the Periodic Table?

Nuclear chemist Dawn Shaughnessy pushes against the limits of matter.

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A Fortunate Universe: Life in a Finely Tuned Cosmos This is a concept that has always fascinated me, ever since reading some stuff about the Periodic Table of Elements. Check it out: Over the last forty years, scientists have uncovered evidence that if the Universe had been forged with even slightly different properties, life as…

A Look at 8 Lesser-Known, Useful Elements [Science Video]

There are 118 elements on the periodic table, but it seems like only a handful of them get any attention. But just because you haven’t heard of an element doesn’t mean that it isn’t a vital part of everyday life. [SciShow] The post A Look at 8 Lesser-Known, Useful Elements [Science Video] appeared first on Geeks are Sexy Technology News.

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