36. Krypton: It’s A Metric

Like argon, today’s noble gas coincidentally features prominently in science fiction — albeit in name only. But krypton also takes a place in the science factual story of international weights and measures.

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27. Cobalt: Mischief Managed

Cobalt is a tricksy little element, which means the scientists who’ve dealt with it the most are some of the cleverest people to have ever walked the Earth.

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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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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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