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Element 115 Could Be Near Elusive 'Island Of Stability'

NPR | Aug. 28, 2013 3:39 p.m. | Updated: Aug. 28, 2013 8:59 p.m.

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Geoffrey Brumfiel

Researchers in Sweden have confirmed the existence of element 115. It sticks around for a surprisingly long time. Scientists believe it may bring them closer to the mythical “island of stability” a whole slew of super-heavy elements that could last for days or even years.

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