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The Periodic Table of TOPS: Ba is for Bacteria

In nature, Barium is symbolized by Ba. One of its compounds is used to provide X-ray images of the esophagus, stomach and intestines. Yes, your gut. For my refracted purpose in the Periodic Table of TOPS, Ba will symbolize Bacteria. … Continue reading

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The Periodic Table of TOPS: Xe is for Exercise

I have learned the necessity to bend and be flexible on my LiFe PaTh. This is why I really appreciated the help given to me in naming my blog. So, let’s keep the refraction going. The next element introduced is … Continue reading

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The Periodic Table of TOPS: No is for No

The Periodic Table of TOPS continues to move towards completion with the introduction of the 45th element. The element is Nobelium, named for Alfred Nobel, who invented dynamite. I hope you have a blast reading this blog.  Nobelium, which is … Continue reading

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The Periodic Table of TOPS: He Al is for HeAl

He and Al is for Heal

It is ironic that the two of the lightest elements in nature will represent an extremely heavy and difficult topic in the Periodic Table of TOPS.  Continue reading

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The Periodic Table of TOPS: Ta is for Target

Ta is for Target

Sometimes things do not fit exactly how I hope. That phrase can be taken in many ways. Whether it is trying on a new shirt or trying to line up elements in the Periodic Table of TOPS, the process may … Continue reading

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The Periodic Table of TOPS: Eu is for Eureka

Eu is Eureka

I am not alone when something I am working on finally comes together in using the phrase this is an “Aha!” moment. I had many of these moments during my forty years working in a laboratory. Refracting on my next … Continue reading

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The Periodic Table of TOPS: Ca is for Camouflage

I have mentioned elements may have many uses. Calcium, symbolized by Ca, does not disappoint. There is no need to mention the obvious uses, but one of the hidden uses many are not aware of is that Ca helps muscle … Continue reading

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