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!
The periodic table shows the natural patterns and trends among the elements. Bismuth does not abide.
We just can’t stop chasing the sweet, sweet taste of element 82.