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.
Continue reading “Element Update: Work, War, And Art”
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Neon may no longer be “the new one,” but it might have a better claim to the name than any other element on the periodic table.
Continue reading “10. Neon: A Sign Of The Times”
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Just try to tally the body count behind the periodic table’s most reactive element, and learn why it’s good for your health.
Continue reading “9. Fluorine: Tyger Tyger, Burning Bright”
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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.
Continue reading “8. Oxygen: Take What You Can Get”