8. Oxygen: Take What You Can Get


Element 8 brings us two stories of a population that gets a little too swept up in the latest craze, happening to commit mass murder in the process.

Featured above: A painting of Antoine Lavoisier and his wife, Marie Anne.

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  1. APS News, December: Women And The Nobel Prize In Physics. Michael Lucibella, December 2013.
  2. Arizona State University, The Oxygenation Catastrophe. Ryan Casey, February 5, 2015.
  3. BBC Earth, The Event That Transformed Earth. Michael Marshall, July 2, 2015.
  4. Slate, Poisoned Planet. Phil Plait, July 28, 2014.
  5. Encyclopedia Britannica, Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier. Arthur L. Donovan, last updated October 18, 2017.
  6. Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent. David Darling.
  7. World Of Chemicals, Antoine Lavoisier – Father Of Modern Chemistry.
  8. Chem Team, Lavoisier And The Law Of Conservation Of Mass.
  9. Famous Scientists, Antoine Lavoisier.
  10. Urologic Oncology, Franklin, Lavoisier, And Mesmer: Origin Of The Controlled Clinical Trial. Harry W. Herr, M.D. September – October, 2005.
  11. Unintentional Irony, Lavoisier. November 9, 2007.
  12. The answer, of course, is probably “both.”
  13. Encyclopedia Britannica, Jean-Paul Marat. Jean Vidalenc, last updated February 24, 2017.
  14. The Atlantic, The Death-Penalty Abolitionist Who Invented The Guillotine. Naomi Russo, March 25, 2016.
  15. Mental Floss, 15 Things You Should Know About The Death Of Marat. Kristy Puchko, June 12, 2015.
  16. io9, The Scientific Feud That Ended In An Execution. Esther Inglis-Arkell, June 28, 2013.

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