Turns out ancient sages and seers might’ve actually known a thing or two. Also, is there a good reason for sodium’s chemical symbol? Na.
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.
Just try to tally the body count behind the periodic table’s most reactive element, and learn why it’s good for your health.
Today we meet one man who’s responsible for the death of millions — and the survival of billions.