Element Update: Work, War, And Art

Much of the information presented in these episodes will remain accurate despite the unrelenting march of time. For instance, the sun will continue burning hydrogen into helium for billions of years (unless we have a deep and fundamental misunderstanding of physics, but I’ll take that chance).

But other topics may benefit from further updates as time goes on. To that end, here’s the first in an ongoing series of Element Updates.

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9. Fluorine: Tyger Tyger, Burning Bright

Just try to tally the body count behind the periodic table’s most reactive element, and learn why it’s good for your health.

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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.

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