A 3-and-a-half-hour video of the world's longest word being read aloud

Okay, technically the 189,819-letter IUPAC name of titin, the largest known protein which is responsible for passive elasticity of muscle, is a verbal formula rather than an actual word, but it's dizzying to imagine all those syllables tumbling out of a human mouth. Well, now you don't have to imagine it—provided… »11/17/12 12:30pm11/17/12 12:30pm

Scientists claim to have synthesized the superheavy Element 113

It's taken close to a decade of experimentation, but now, a team of Japanese researchers claims to have succeeded in creating element 113, a superheavy synthetic element thought to reside toward the bottom reaches of the periodic table of elements. If the results are confirmed, the team could be granted the privilege… »9/27/12 6:00pm9/27/12 6:00pm