Lemmium, and the naming of things, part II

[wpedon id=”1740″ align=”left”]When I left off part I, the discovery of new elements had been announced, and a rock legend Lemmy Kilmister had passed away, prompting a petition to name one of the newly discovered elements “lemmium“.  The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) has strict naming conventions that the only people that elements […]

Carl Sagan – bringing science to the people!

Dearest friends, we have reached Sunday and here is your weekly quote about science: “We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.” – Carl Sagan (American astronomer, astrophysicist and science communicator)  Carl Sagan’s work ranges from investigations into surface temperatures on Venus to […]