Considering how synonymous this episode’s element is with “poison,” it’s astounding how eager people have historically been to ingest the stuff.
Learn about some of Italy’s most renowned chemists and how they inspired a most gruesome quest to conquer death.
Stories of turning flesh to stone — and vice versa — are common in mythology. With calcium, we see how those same transitions can happen in the real world.
From Vulcan to vultures, today’s element brings stories of unintended consequences.