The periodic table
How do you make a new element, how can you make sure you’ve really made it and what kit do you need?
The proposed names of the four new elements have been released. Find out what they are in our live coverage.
The four new elements confirmed in January are to be named nihonium, moscovium, tennessine and oganesson
Bringing history to the table
New elements mean more than just new names
A technological leap may be called for to expand the number of elements in existence
Juris Meija explains why a small change to the atomic weight of an element can make a huge difference to science
Iupac endorse discovery of elements 113, 115, 117 and 118 by teams in Russia, Japan and the US
Proposed new rules on how elements are named save confusion but sacrifice romance, argues Philip Ball