I guess this means I need a new Periodic Table shirt

Swedish scientists confirm the existence of Element 115, temporarily named Ununpentium, that is created from the nuclear fusion of calcium and americium.  The element is highly unstable; scientists confirmed its existence by measuring the radiation as it fell apart. (News reports say that the element “vanished quickly in a flash of radiation,” so I assume that they are talking about nuclear decay and not the converting of mass to energy.)

Clearly, this is a reason to get a new Periodic Table t-shirt (with radioactive elements that glow in the dark).


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