Sam Kean is starting a series of posts on the periodic table of elements, meaning he is writing a separate post about each of about two-dozen of the most interesting elements. Antimony and hydrogen are leading the parade.
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Meet Allie's dog. You are going to love her no matter how intelligence-challenged she is.
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ScienceBlogs blew up Tuesday over the addition of a Pepsi blog. The Loom is keeping up with the ScienceBloggers who are leaving over the issue.
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What would happen if the earth stopped spinning? We'd be able to drive around the world, except we couldn't visit Canada or Siberia without a submarine.
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The Bygone Practice of Foot Binding in China. Billions of women were crippled to keep up appearances, because that's just the way it was.
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How about a nice frozen bloodsicle? It's one of the imaginative ways zoos are keeping their animals cool during the east coast heat wave.
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Whiskey Business: The Many Myths of Jack Daniel. We separate the truth from the legends so you'll be armed the next time you have a friendly debate while enjoying a shot or two.