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Newly Discovered Element 112 Named “Copernicum”
When we talked with element 112’s discoverer, Sigurd Hofmann, on the significance of making a permanent mark on the periodic...
What’s It Like to Name An Element on the Periodic Table?
Element naming has a surprisingly contentious history. Bitterly contentious. We spoke to Sigurd Hofmann, credited recently with the discovery of element 112, to see how he might change course
The Periodic Table: Older Than It’s Ever Been
The chemistry cornerstone celebrates its 140th birthday
Meet PopSci's resident mad scientist Theodore Gray, master of concoctions and combustions
Titanium in Technicolor
With a battery and a can of soda, you can anodize the surface of titanium to create colors that will last forever