The history of phosphorus is largely a tale of people getting their hands dirty. Very, very dirty.
Magnesium makes for quite a fireworks display, whether inside your body or out.
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.