Petition to name a new element in Terry Pratchett’s honour

10.12.12TerryPratchettByLuigiNovi1The International Union of Applied Chemistry recently recognized four new elements and now these elements need names. Boingboing reports on the petition to name one of these new elements in honor of Terry Pratchett. Support the petition to the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, which has naming rights for element 117.