November 15, 2009 HomeAcademic GeekinessPeriodic Table Periodic Table By Emily Morgan Academic Geekiness 3 Comments I wonder where I can get one of these? Using the lanthanoids and actinoids as a bench is quite clever. (Yes, I’ll admit, I did have to look up what those rows are called.) Tags:chemistry, furniture Related Posts Unscientific America and the popular image of science Kevin on Tor about Watson on Jeopardy Merits, representatives, and access About Author emilym 3 Comments Quirk Woo–covetousness November 16, 2009 Reply Jinnayah I kind of hate to sound pedantic, and I hate far more that it took me a few weeks to notice this … but isn’t it lanthanIDES and actinIDES? You know, like Caesar’s death? November 28, 2009 Reply Emily Morgan It seems either is acceptable: “The actinoid (IUPAC nomenclature) or actinide (traditional nomenclature still in wide use) series…” (from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Actinide) Though the -IDES versions obviously get bonus points for reference to Caesar. =) November 29, 2009 Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment:*Name:* Email Address:* Website: Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.