Silicon gets all the press, but germanium was the real trailblazer of the Information Age.
The history of phosphorus is largely a tale of people getting their hands dirty. Very, very dirty.
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.
Today we meet one man who’s responsible for the death of millions — and the survival of billions.