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Bassam Shakhashiri performs his annual “Once Upon a Christmas Cheery in the Lab of Shakhashiri” demonstration in 2009. The periodic table is visible at upper right. Photo: Bryce Richter/UW-Madison
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Scientists discover five new nuclei

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Superheavy element 117 confirmed

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Several atoms of the superheavy element with atomic number 117 have been created and observed by an international…
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