We love these element nails, designed by cutesville. Of course, no scientista post would be complete without the science behind it! Here's a bit more about the elements depicted:
Iodine is a bluish-black, lustrous solid. It is an important part of the human diet, as it is needed for the thyroid to produce thyroid hormone. A lack of iodine leads to a disease called goiter.
Lutetium is silvery white, rare earth metal. It is perhaps the most expensive of all rare elements because it is found in small amounts and is very difficult to separate.
Vanadium is a greyish silvery metal, and is soft and ductile. It is produced industrially as an additive to improve steels.
Uranium is best known for it's role in nuclear power and nuclear weapons. Contamination of Uranium in the environment is a problem.