9. Fluorine: Tyger Tyger, Burning Bright

Just try to tally the body count behind the periodic table’s most reactive element, and learn why it’s good for your health.

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8. Oxygen: Take What You Can Get

 

Element 8 brings us two stories of a population that gets a little too swept up in the latest craze, happening to commit mass murder in the process.

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6. Carbon: The Circle Of Life

Learn why carbon is the foundation of all life on Earth as we investigate a chemist’s suicide, death by air pollution, and one very, very cold murder case.

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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.

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