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It's Official: 4 New Elements Added to Periodic Table Have Formal Names

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

(image) Oh, hello, oganesson. The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, the century-old organization charged with maintaining the periodic table, finally announced it had approved the names of four new elements. These monikers, attached to new ... Discuss



This American Sparrow Could Be Gone in 50 Years, Say Conservationists

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

(image) The saltmarsh sparrow could soon become the first bird to go extinct in the continental United States in more than eighty years, according to a new report from the Connecticut Audubon Society. The population of saltmarsh sparrows, which reside on the East Coast ...



The World's First Known Farmers Weren't Humans, but Fijian Ants

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

(image) Three million years ago, the first farmers began carefully sowing seeds, fertilizing them, and waiting for them to grow into plants. These first farmers, new research suggests, were Fijian ants. Guillaume Chomicki and Susanne Renner, two researchers at the ...