Learn about some of Italy’s most renowned chemists and how they inspired a most gruesome quest to conquer death.
Magnesium makes for quite a fireworks display, whether inside your body or out.
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.
As we investigate our first element, we’ll meet warring balloonists, witness mass media’s first major tragedy, and see how the tiniest mistake can cost a lot of money. Plus, we’ll try to pin down where hydrogen belongs on the periodic table.