New Elements for the Periodic Table
Via the BBC: New elements added to chemistry’s periodic table
Two new elements have been added to the periodic table after a three-year review by the governing bodies of chemistry and physics.
The elements are currently unnamed, but they are both highly radioactive and exist for less than a second before decaying into lighter atoms.
When I was a kid in science class, I always thought the idea of finding new elements to be quite cool (and still do, although perhaps not in the same way).
But, of course, the process does sound like a bunch of bureaucrats with Ph.D.s, doesn’t it? Who needs that?