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Public debate for the names given to new four elements on the periodic table

Four elements on the periodic table, with  atomic numbers 113, 115, 117 and 118 received names nihonium (Nh), moscovium (Mc), tennessine (Ts) and oganesson (Og). They are not found in nature and were synthetically created in laboratories and was previously recognized by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, or IUPAC, the U.S.-based world authority on chemistry, on December 2015.

  • Written by Jerry Seward
  • Category: Discoveries

Lost Mayan city possibly found by a Canadian teenager in Mexico

Despite his young age, 15, a Canadian teenager, William Gadoury, of Saint-Jean-de-Matha, Quebec, thinks he has discovered the ruins of a lost Mayan city in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula  with the assistance of Google Maps and a star chart. He has had a longstanding interest in Mayan civilization, particularly where they chose to build their towns and cities, and had made an approach with their use of astronomy knowledge after observing 22 Mayan constellations and found the stars matched the locations of 117 known ancient cities.

  • Written by Jerry Seward
  • Category: Discoveries

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