Science News! Let’s take a look at some of the important developments in science this week…
First, four new elements on the periodic table have been given names pending public comment and final approval. The names of the new elements are Nihonium, Moscovium, Tennessine, and Oganesson. Read more from NPR here.
Second, a new study reports that fish have independently evolved bioluminescence 27 times. Fish that have evolved to produce their own light sources show much more diversity than expected. Read more from National Geographic here.
Third, a power plant in Iceland has successfully turned CO2 into stone in a short period of time, providing a possible way to prevent emissions from entering the atmosphere. Read more from the New York Times here.