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Name That Element

8 April 2010 12:09 pm
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Among the proposals flying around on twitter today for naming newly discovered element 117:

  • iPandonium
  • Myersium (Named, one imagines, after the loquacious blogger PZ Myers)
  • Dawkinsium
  • Awesonium
  • "Sneezium, Sleepium, Dopium, Grumpium, Bashfulium, Docium, and Happium, All have short half-lives, " said tweeter @AlanEggleston.
  • Zoe Deschanel

Post your suggestions in the comments, and we'll highlight the best one.