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An Online Breaking Bad Art Show

We’ve featured a lot of artwork from Gallery 1988, and while it’s all pretty cool, the problem is that if you don’t live near L.A., you probably won’t be able to go see any of the shows yourself. That’s why the Breaking Gifs art show is so awesome. It’s an online art show presented by Gallery [...]

The Periodic Ceiling of Elements

High school chemistry teacher Scott Byrum found a brilliant way to catch the attention of his students. When it was time to renovate his classroom, he made vinyl letters and numbers and attached them to the tiles of his drop ceiling. When arranged properly, they formed the periodic table of elements. It got just the [...]

The Late Movies: Elemental Music

Dd you learn the elements of the periodic table by singing a song? It’s quite common these days. Me? I never learned the elements at all! Here are some songs about elements, the periodic table, and one about safety in the chemistry lab at the end, because that’s important, too. The Element Song Tom Lehrer sings the [...]

Periodic Table SYMBOLS in Order Song

(YouTube link) This song does what it says in the title, and will make you laugh. It was meant as a study aid, but it didn’t help me memorize the elements at all. How about you? Oh yeah, in case it went a little fast for you, the lyrics at the YouTube page …or on any [...]

But Did She Blind Him With Science?

It can’t be said that they lack chemistry, that’s for sure. While we’ve featured plenty of geeky weddings, I think this might be the first one based on science. And the theme penetrated every aspect of the wedding: “They fell in love with the idea of the scientific geek wedding theme because of the incorporation of a [...]

9 Ways Geeks Have Inherited the Earth

A wise man once said, “Living well is the best revenge.” The paraphrased quote that is the title of this article at Geeks Are Sexy is also true. Those kids who were made fun of in school because they used slide rules or built their own computers or memorized the periodic table of elements? They [...]

8 Creative Periodic Tables

The Periodic Table of the Elements is a wonderful aid in understanding chemistry, if you understand the reasons the elements are sorted the way they are. The table itself is a model of information classification. No wonder folks want to use this structure to classify other types of information -although science geeks can see right [...]

8 Curious Periodic Tables

One thing I love about the internet is the never-ending supply of geeks with a sense of humor. Most of us learned about the periodic table of elements in junior high school (middle school to you younger folks). Some understand and remember it well enough to adapt the template into an organizational table for other [...]

Periodic Picnic Table

In 2003, Wake Forest University students Nazila Alimohammadi and Anna Clark built this picnic table in the shape of the periodic table of elements. From a campus newspaper: The two women students created the sculpture as part of a public art course taught in the fall by David Finn, associate professor of art. Students in the [...]