16. Sulfur: No Mistakes, Only Happy Accidents

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

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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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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.

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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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