15. Phosphorus: Dealing With The Devil

The history of phosphorus is largely a tale of people getting their hands dirty. Very, very dirty.

Continue reading “15. Phosphorus: Dealing With The Devil”

7. Nitrogen: Taking The Good With The Bad

Today we meet one man who’s responsible for the death of millions — and the survival of billions.

Continue reading “7. Nitrogen: Taking The Good With The Bad”

3. Lithium: The Element of Surprise

We cautiously approach this explosively reactive element and learn about its surprising ability to stabilize moods, with a brief foray into Bolivian economics along the way.

Continue reading “3. Lithium: The Element of Surprise”