Welcome to the sleepy Swedish town of Ytterby. I hope you like it, because we’ll be spending an awful lot of time there later in the series.
Let’s look past the bad reputation this element has to learn how it’s an essential part of an idyllic childhood.
From prehistoric times right through today, our hand-held tools have been made of silicon.
Neon may no longer be “the new one,” but it might have a better claim to the name than any other element on the periodic table.