The first periodic table that got laughed out of science

Dmitri Mendeleev is known as the father of the periodic table of elements, and rightly so. He ordered the elements correctly based on their properties, which helped predict the discovery of new elements. But he wasn't the first to come up with the idea of periodicity of elements, or the first to try to make a chart. » 7/21/13 11:00am 7/21/13 11:00am

All the elements arranged by the country that discovered them

Another day, another awesome take on the Periodic Table of Elements. In this one, science communicator and PhD student Jamie Gallagher mapped out where the scientists were living when they made their discoveries. » 6/24/13 2:40pm 6/24/13 2:40pm

What would the chemical elements look like as cartoon characters?

For her senior thesis project for the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, animator and illustrator Kaycie D. decided to take on a massive character design project. She would design a character based on each of the known chemical elements in the periodic table, until she had a complete world of science-inspired cartoon… » 2/09/13 7:30am 2/09/13 7:30am

Meet the Periodic Table of Elements, personified as 118 cartoon men

Despite the handy chart that is the Periodic Table of Elements, memorizing the properties of each chemical element is not always an easy task for visual learners. But Bunpei Yorifuji's Wonderful Life with the Elements offers a cartoon view of chemistry, illustrating each element as a little man bearing an afro, tighty… » 9/15/12 8:00am 9/15/12 8:00am