Monthly Archives: September 2017

The 2017 Ig Nobel Prize awards ceremony was held September 14 at Harvard University. The ceremony honored ten real scientists who have done something that makes people laugh and then makes them think. The theme for 2017 was “Uncertainty.” The festivities included the traditional paper airplane deluge, “Welcome, Welcome” speech, […]

2017 Ig Nobel Prize List of Winners

Lutetium Electron Configuration
Lutetium is a dense, silvery-white rare earth metal. Here is a collection of interesting element facts for lutetium or cassiopeium: Lutetium was the last natural rare earth element that was discovered. It was discovered in 1907 by three scientists, working independently from each other. Georges Urbain, Charles James, and Carl Auer von […]

Lutetium Facts – Atomic Number 71 or Lu

Ancient tattoo ink recipes produce ink that is black or brown. (Giulia Bertelli)
This ancient tattoo ink recipe was devised by the Roman physician Aetius. It can be expected to produce a nice permanent iron-based ink, though the ingredients may cause irritation for some individuals. The reader is advised that this recipe is of historical significance, but safer and higher quality inks are available […]

Ancient Roman Tattoo Ink Recipe