Your Periodic Table is Officially Out of Date

Scientists with the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) have officially approved the names of four new elements, completing the seventh row of the periodic table. Read More >>

Interactive Periodic Table Reveals Exactly How We Use All Those Elements

We all know how common elements like oxygen and helium are used in every day life. But gallium? Selenium? Rhodium? Read More >>

And the 4 Newest Periodic Table Elements Will be Called…

Scientists have found some new stuff down the back of the sofa of the universe, somehow realising that four new types of element exist around us. So they need names. Read More >>

Four Elements Have Been Added to the Periodic Table

The periodic table isn’t what it used to be. Four new man-made elements have been verified by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) and added to the famous grid. Elements 113, 115, 117 and 118 are yet to be officially named -- that's a process that will take a few months -- but we’ve been given temporary working names and symbols. These are as follows. Read More >>

Your iPhone Houses all These Chemical Reactions Every Single Day

Other than the times we notice our battery bars inching towards the red or our screens go silent, we usually don't think too much about how our phones actually function. But as a new video from the Reaction YouTube channel shows, there's a whole host of complex chemical reactions going on both during production and on a daily basis to keep our phones functioning. Read More >>

Scientists Have Created the Heaviest Metal Ever: Ununseptium

An international team of researchers has just published a paper confirming the existence of element number 117—ununseptium. It's the heaviest element ever created, with an atom of ununseptium outweighing an atom of lead by 40 per cent. Make some room on your periodic table, there's a new metal in town. Read More >>

Here’s What Everything Is Made Of. Everything!

We've all heard that we're made of the same stuff as stars, so it probably doesn't seem as mind blowing as it used to. But it really is amazing. Science! This infographic from Visually shades the periodic table to show which elements are presents in the ocean, a person, the atmosphere, and more. Read More >>

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10 Beautiful Minerals You Won’t Believe Are Found on Earth

We've all seen our fair share of rocks, and most of them aren't that pretty. The ones that are though, can be totally mind-blowing. Ryoji Tanaka, a Japanese photographer and chemist, likes to capture some of the most striking elements, minerals, and compounds in close-up (like the Uranium-containing cuprosklodowskite you see above) and the results are crazy awesome. Read More >>

What’s the Most Popular Element?

Sure, we can't breathe without H or make squeaky chipmunk voices without He, and Ne is the king of strip-club signage. But being important—or even just in ample supply—has nothing on being popular. And this brilliantly reimagined periodic table shows us just how much we really care about the elements. Read More >>

If You Don’t Like the Names of These New Elements, Now’s the Time to Complain

Flerovium and livermorium have a nice ring, yeah? Chemistry's governing body thinks so and wants to name two new elements with them. If you disagree, you've only got five months to come up with something better. Read More >>