“Nerding Out”

The world is going to need new science textbooks.

Four new elements have been added to the periodic table, finally filling out its seventh row, in a change approved by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), which governs such decisions.

The elements were discovered in the past several years by researchers in Japan, Russia, and the United States, IUPAC said in a statement on December 30. Chemists and chemistry enthusiasts are, and we mean this in the best way possible, nerding out.

from “The Newcomers to the Periodic Table” by Marina Koren in The Atlantic 

I may need a new shower curtain.

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