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Years after their discovery, the super-heavy elements 114 and 116 have finally been christened by their Russian and American discoverers. The elements have been named flerovium and livermoreium, also known as Fl and Lv. (Image credit: Lawrence Livermore National Labs)

All matter is composed of fundamental substances called elements. Depending on the combination of elements, the result is a different material, with different characteristics. And while some elements are naturally occurring, others are only now being realized as they are created inside particle accelerators. Here are all the latest discoveries and developments to help you keep up with the fascinating world of elements.

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