32. Germanium: Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

Silicon gets all the press, but germanium was the real trailblazer of the Information Age.

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21. Scandium: Spoiling For A Fight

From jet fighters to sporting events to Low Earth Orbit, scandium seems to find itself at the center of conflict.

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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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