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Elements Matter

This is a new and unique feature on Elements which is now being regularly published every month. Behind every element are stories from how it was discovered, the scientists behind the element to the stories on its amazing developments and applications. This feature will bring you very interesting and not widely known nuggets behind every element.

Carbon – The multi-faceted wonder element

Carbon, the wondrous element with amazing properties, forms the foundation for all known life forms on earth. Carbon atoms are the major component of many important substances...

Oxygen – The life-sustaining element

The first element of Group 16 of the periodic table, oxygen is the element on which our very existence on earth depends. Humans and...

Helium – The noblest of gases

What do party balloons, space shuttles, MRI machines, and the Large Hadron Collider have in common? They all need helium. Whether in the gaseous...

Hydrogen – In a class by itself!

Hydrogen. The most abundant and lightest element in the universe. Essential to life on earth as water. An important component of all organic compounds....

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