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90. Thorium: Bright Lights, Big City

Sure, thorium could provide practically limitless clean energy, but then we couldn’t build weapons of mass destruction.

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16. Sulfur: No Mistakes, Only Happy Accidents

From Vulcan to vultures, today’s element brings stories of unintended consequences.

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1. Hydrogen: Close To The Sun

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.

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