Tag Archives: Periodic Table of Elements

T-Shirt Alert: Heroic Elements

T-Shirt Alert: Heroic Elements

The Heroic Elements t-shirt is the perfect back-to-school shirt for comic book loving kids (and adults). Read More

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'Scrabble' Meets the Periodic Table in 'Elemensus'

'Scrabble' Meets the Periodic Table in 'Elemensus'

Hands up, who has ever tried to make words from the elements on the periodic table? It’s a game that most people who have ever spent time in a science lab have played at some point, and Elemensus has evolved the concept into a fully fledged board game that will have you tearing your hair out trying to think of a word that incorporates the chemical symbol for lead or magnesium. Read More

Five Recent Geeky Things We Like

Five Recent Geeky Things We Like

In my nerdy Internet, the forces of Facebook, Google+, Twitter and George Takei act like a powerful tractor beam to suck up geeky stuff and spit it my way. A lot of junk ends up in the trash compactor on my detention level. But some cool stuff floats to the surface. Here are five examples of recent flotsam and jetsam I’ve collected. Stand back! And be amazed. Read More

Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains The Origins Of Atomic Elements

Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains The Origins Of Atomic Elements

In our favorite astrophysicist’s latest installment on AOL On’s “School of Thought” series, Neil deGrasse Tyson discusses a little-known-about paper written in the 1950s, titled “Synthesis of the Elements in Stars” and published in several scholarly journals such as Reviews of Modern Physics. This paper discussed the formation of the fundamental elements on earth, those that are taught to us in the periodic table of the elements. Read More

The Periodic Tables of Everything but Elements

Geeks love the periodic table. They love it so much, they’ll apply it to almost anything. Go ahead–Google “periodic table of [your favorite thing]” and somebody’s probably done it. Or, you can save the effort and enjoy these that I gathered for you. The Periodic Table of Sci-Fi Film and Television Order a poster-sized version… Read More

YouTube Geek: Say the Right Words

If you’ve spent much time on YouTube lately, you’ve probably heard about VidCon, the great big vlogbrothers-organized convention for the amusement and edification of YouTubers that happened in Los Angeles last weekend. By all accounts, it was a smashing success, a rocking good time, and caused jealousy in the hearts of vloggers everywhere who were… Read More

Science in Short: Leading Ladies

So I was walking down the internet one day (doo-dah, doo-dah) and I found something small but significant to me as a woman and a science-lover. It sounds a bit dull at face value. After all, it’s a very brief video of several chemists telling the tales of how, as children, they first became interested… Read More