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Scientists discover 1st 'neutron-rich' isotope of uranium since 1979
By Robert Lea published
Scientists have synthesized a previously unknown isotope of uranium, uranium-241, that may start to disappear after just 40 minutes.
Alan Turing's famous mathematical model was right all along, chia seed experiment reveals
By Jennifer Nalewicki published
For the first time, scientists using chia seed experiments have confirmed that Alan Turing's mathematical model can explain patterns seen in nature.
Best chemistry sets 2023: amazing at-home chemistry sets for kids and adults
By Jake Green last updated
Get the reaction you're looking for with the best chemistry sets for kids and adults.
Elemental Shift: Periodic Table Gets Weight Changes
By Charles Q. Choi last updated
Ten elements that help make up the universe, including carbon, are getting their very atomic weights altered.
Zinc: Benefits, sources & deficiency
By Anna Gora published
From immunity to skin health, we need zinc for a variety of bodily functions. Here are the best sources, as well as signs of deficiency
Francium: Facts about the elusive radioactive element
By Joe Phelan published
Properties and sources of the element francium.
New, extremely reactive chemical discovered in the atmosphere
By Tom Metcalfe published
Millions of tons of a type of extremely reactive chemical can form in the atmosphere each year, with implications for health and the global climate.
Why does wood catch fire, but metal doesn't?
By JoAnna Wendel published
Burning is the release of energy, and some materials like metals, can absorb energy better than others, such as wood.
Scientists create weird pumpkin-shaped nucleus that vanishes in nanoseconds
By Stephanie Pappas published
A newly created isotope of the silvery metal lutetium has a strange squashed nucleus and a half-life of just a few hundred nanoseconds.
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