1. New Element to Join Periodic Table (AKA That Thing From The 'Breaking Bad' Credit Sequence)

A group of international scientists based in Sweden appear to have created a 115th element — tentatively called "ununpentium," which sounds slightly better than "one-one-five-ium" — by blasting an americium (95Am) film with a beam of calcium (20Ca), resulting in an element containing 115 protons for less than a second. For those confused, this is the physics equivalent of a Breaking Bad-Curb Your Enthusiasm mash-up.