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This very cool periodic table explains how we use all the elements

But whether you're looking at something common like calcium, iron, and carbon, or something more obscure like krypton and antimony, how well do you know their functions? Could you name just one practical application for vanadium or ruthenium?<p>Lucky for us, Keith Enevoldsen from elements.wlonk.com …

10 awesome tech-oriented life hacks you need to know

Life hacks are typically interesting, but let’s be honest, not all of them are entirely useful or all that practical. After all, it’s not like most …

LHC Re-creates First Moments Of The Universe And Sets New Energy Record

Big Bang Theory IRL<p>What was the universe like in the first few moments of its existence? We may not have a time machine to go back and witness that exact moment, but scientists are now able to recreate that brief and momentous time in the lab.<p>Today, the operators of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) …

Physics

An 80-Year-Old Prank Revealed, Hiding in the Periodic Table!

You wouldn’t know it, because it’s hiding down there at the bottom of the periodic table of elements, but it’s a prank—something a five-year-old might do—and the guy who did it was one of the greatest chemists in America. It’s pure silliness, staring right at you, right where I’ve drawn my circle, …

Astronomers capture first-ever image of forming planet

For the first time, researchers have photographed the birth of a distant planet.<p>Of the nearly 2,000 exoplanets we know about, only 10 or so have been imaged before, and all had long been finished becoming planets. Astronomers have also seen hints of planets forming, but scientists had never imaged …