Scientists in Russia have synthesized element 118 by crashing calcium atoms into californium. The reaction produced a little element 116, as well. No word on whether they sighted the Island of Stability yet.
More about this here, and Chad Orzel has some discussion in his blog. I discussed some of the Island of Stability stuff here.
All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
The Macarthur Foundation is expected to award a grant that will be used to create a MMORPG based on the works of William Shakespeare.
One of the greatest catches you'll ever see...
This one ain't bad, either.