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Much like Mobius was the home planet of Sonic;
 Krypton is the home planet of Superman.  Of course, the association that is more likely, I suppose, is to Kryptonite.

To Wikipedia!

"Despite the matching name, it was never suggested that the element krypton had any significance to the name of the planet Krypton.

Under standard chemical naming procedures, the -ite suffix of kryptonite would denote an oxyanion of the element krypton. However, krypton is a noble gas that forms compounds only with great difficulty, and such an oxyanion is not known." 
 
 
The Blather:

So, last week I was catching up on Chemical and Engineering News 

and was reading an article which declared: 


"When it comes to coverage in the popular media, chemistry is just the neglected science, ...Given the number of chemists in the world, the amount of chemistry they do, and the enormous impact it has on the way we live, the lack of attention from the media is striking."

 

I agree that this is unfortunate, as well as with the reasoning that the article goes on to cite.  I also think that chemistry needs better spin doctors.  

And I might be just the kind of spin doctoral candidate we need. 
(hehe...ABD humor)

In the meantime:
Did you see Kr in the corner there?  I would say, "cheer up, emu kid!"
I have decided to try to bootstrap some science in here;  Krypton: colorless, noble gas,
useful for lasers, discharge tubes and defining the meter.  Awesome!


If I go crazy then will you still call me Superman?
Seriously, though, I need to get back to my research and writing.  Seeya.