You know something’s amiss when you set off the radiation alarms while walking in to the nuclear power plant.
The story of astatine takes us to Alabama, Dacca, Romania, Vienna, and California, but definitely not Switzerland.
Sadly, it’s no longer possible to purchase this lethally radioactive element for fifteen cents and a cereal boxtop.
Hi folks, just a quick note to say that the next episode, Polonium, will publish a week from Monday — that’s Monday, July 5. We’ll be on a slightly slower schedule like this throughout the summer; I appreciate your patience!