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1 in 5 in U.S. cannot name a single element on the periodic table

It might be elementary for many, but a new poll finds that one in five (around 20 percent) of the U.S. adult population cannot name a single element on the periodic table. The survey indicates the troubling status of science in the country.

Essential Science: 2019, year of the Periodic Table

2019 may be the year of the pig (for those who follow the Lunar New Year). For chemists there’s something else to mark – the 150th anniversary of the periodic table. Such is the significance that it’s been declared a United Nations event.

Essential Science: What are the limits of the periodic table?

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the first periodic table of elements. At stages the table has been added to, as new elements are discovered or, these days, ‘manufactured’. Just how far can the table keep growing?

Element 113 has an official name

Wako - A new element — element 113 — officially recognized this year now has an internationally agreed name. The element has been named nihonium and given the symbol Nh.

Periodic Table is declared ‘complete’

The periodic table has been declared ‘complete’ after scientists agreed that the recent discovery of four new elements add the missing information to fill in the table’s seventh row.

Periodic table gets four new element names

Scientists are continuing to find success in creating synthetic elements. Now element numbers 113, 115, 117 and 118 have been given names.

Element 115 discovered in Sweden

Science's ever-growing body of chemical knowledge grew even bigger Tuesday when element 115 was discovered by scientists at Sweden's Lund University.

Heaviest antimatter discovered

Antimatter, the inverted state of matter described as “negative matter”, is hard to find and tougher to analyze. A new heavy antimatter particle, including an anti proton and anti neutron, has been found by the Brookhaven facility.

New element to be added to the Periodic Table

Element 112, or Ununbium, will soon be renamed. Only four atoms of this element have ever been created and it's taken 13 years for the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) to accept there is sufficient evidence of its existence.

Nottingham Is Bringing Life To the Elements

Who says the periodic table is boring? With a new series featured on YouTube, the elements come to life. Some of the experiments that are featured are too dangerous for the classroom.

Periodic Table Shower Curtain

What is Think Geek "Thinking?"... They expect me to sit on the pot all day just to memorize the Periodic Table for my Science Class test?... Geeze...
 

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Theodor Benfey s spiral periodic table.
Theodor Benfey's spiral periodic table.
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Kosuke Morita  leader of the Riken team  with the new table in Wako  Japan  on December 31  2015.
Kosuke Morita, leader of the Riken team, with the new table in Wako, Japan, on December 31, 2015.
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Kosuke Morita shows the location in the periodic table of new element nihonium.
Kosuke Morita shows the location in the periodic table of new element nihonium.
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The four new elements can be seen in their designated spots on the right-hand side of the periodic t...
The four new elements can be seen in their designated spots on the right-hand side of the periodic table.
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The periodic table of elements on display at the Royal Society of Chemistry.
The periodic table of elements on display at the Royal Society of Chemistry.
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