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Not Partial to the Names "Flerovium" and "Livermorium"? Speak Up!

Two new elements are making their debut on the periodic table. Element 114 is slated to be named "flerovium" (atomic symbol Fl), and element 116 has been tagged with the moniker "livermorium" (Lv). If you can think of other name ideas, now's your chance to voice them: The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry will take comments on the proposed names through April.  “We believe we have to let the world respond,” said chemistry union executive director Terry A. Renner. “It’s a desire to be fair and recognize everyone’s right to contribute as a scientist.”
Via www.nytimes.com

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