Four New Elements: What Would You Name Them?

Four New Elements: What Would You Name Them?

Four new elements have recently been added to the periodic table but are yet to be named. Most recent discoveries have been called after modern people and places, but surely we can do better than that, especially in the geek-friendly world of science. How would you name the new elements? Read More

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True Tatooine: the Reality of Circumbinary Planets

True Tatooine: the Reality of Circumbinary Planets

It’s one of the most familiar scenes from the Star Wars saga. Luke, realizing he is probably doomed to a mundane career of moisture-farming, takes his teen tantrum outside into the twilight, and stares wistfully at the two suns setting over the Tatooine horizon. And yet, just how strange is it to imagine a planet with two suns instead of just one? Read More