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Periodic table welcomes 4 new elements

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – For the first time since 2011, the scientific periodic table is being updated.

Scientists in Japan, Russia and America have discovered four new elements.

Elements 113, 115, 117 and 118 have been formally recognized by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry.

The discovery of the new elements means the seventh row of the periodic table is finally complete.

The periodic table categorizes chemical elements according to their atomic number.