Tuesday 22 November 2016

The Transfermium Wars

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When someone discovers a new chemical element, it's the tradition in the scientific community that the founder gets to name it. If the Transfermium Wars raged from the late 1960s to the late 1990s, how is it that so few people have ever heard of them? Because they were fought by rival groups of scientists over who would get to name newly discovered chemical elements.

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