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    Livermore Lab Scientists Help Discover New Periodic Table of Elements

    The world authority on chemistry is recognizing four new elements.

    Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National labs had a part in the discovery of three of them.

    The elements have yet to be officially named - but they're numbers 113, 115, 117, and 118.

    The elements were created artificially and only last for an incredibly short time. They're not found in nature.

    The four elements -- produced between 2004 and 2010 -- were verified Wednesday by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, the Mercury News reported.
     

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