News: Petition to name new element ‘Octarine’

In the first Discworld novel by the late Terry Pratchett, The Colour of Magic, we learn that the color of magic is, in fact, called Octarine. The International Union of Applied Chemistry has just added a new element, temporarily just known as Element 117. A petition has been launched by chemist Dr. Kat Day to officially call the element Octarine, in honor of Pratchett who passed away last year from Alzheimer’s.

Source: The Independent

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