Carbin dating

The technique hinges on carbon-14, a radioactive isotope of the element that, unlike other more stable forms of carbon, decays away at a steady rate.

Organisms capture a certain amount of carbon-14 from the atmosphere when they are alive.

It takes another 5,730 for half of the remainder to decay, and then another 5,730 for half of what's left then to decay and so on.

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It centers around two baby boomers, Madelyn and Amelia, who are lost in a youth-oriented society and are trying to find their place in this constantly evolving world.

It is the chemistry between the two leading ladies that makes Carbon Dating a success and the two actresses play off one another remarkably well.

Protons and neutrons make up the center (nucleus) of the atom, and electrons form shells around the nucleus.

The number of protons in the nucleus of an atom determines the element.

Various geologic, atmospheric and solar processes can influence atmospheric carbon-14 levels.

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