Meet the four newest chemical elements: nihonium (Nh), Moscovium (Mc), tennessine (Ts) and oganesson (Og)

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On November 28, 2016 the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) gave their seal of approval to the proposed names for the four elements, which take slots 113, 115, 117 and 118 on the seventh row of the Periodic table. Traditionally in Chemistry, the naming rights go to the discoverers: Scientists at RIKEN in Wako, Japan, named element 113, and Russian-U.S. collaboration named others. The names proposed in June 2016 underwent five months of public comment and review and approved afterwards by IUPAC making them official. Element 113 is “nihonium" (Nh). Its name comes from the Japanese word “Nihon,” meaning “Land of the Rising Sun,” a name for Japan. Element 115 is “moscovium,” (Mc). Its name is dubbed after the Moscow region, home to the Joint Institute for…
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Trump’s Choice: Betsy DeVos, School-choice advocate. What else can Educators ask for?

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President-elect, Donald. J. Trump has recently  selected Betsy DeVos, a School-choice Advocate from Michigan and philanthropist, as his Secretary of Education. ………………Past US Secretaries of Education [caption id="attachment_74" align="alignnone" width="338"] ArneDuncan[/caption] Arne Duncan- former US Secretary of Education from 2009 through early 2016. Teaching runs in Duncan’s family. [caption id="attachment_75" align="alignnone" width="278"] John King Jnr.[/caption] John King Jnr.- present US Secretary of Education; Former Deputy to Arne Duncan. However, he has been charged with implementing the No Child Left Behind Act; and Every Student Succeeds Act. He is a Onetime Commissioner for Education, New York State. And now, Betsy DeVos, chaired the board of the American Federation for children. In 2000, the DeVos bankrolled an unsuccessful ballot initiative in Michigan that would have created a voucher program in that state.…
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