(Unofficial) Periodic Table Day

It might not be popular as it’s not an official international day, but today, 7th of February, is periodic table day. There’s always geeks celebrating whatever they obsess over. The National Periodic Table Day Foundation was created with quite a transparent objective. They chose the 7th of February because on that day John Newlands—who invented…

Ramblings about the periodic table

[Speech for the Consecutive Interpreting subject, 2007] Dear classmates, I’m going to take the advantage of the centenary of the death of Mendeleev — who must be in hell for laughing at the right theory of one of his contemporary chemists —, I resolved to ramble about the periodic table of the elements. I’m not going to…