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.
From freeways to firefights to unfathomable depths, vanadium can often be found quietly doing the hardest work.
From Vulcan to vultures, today’s element brings stories of unintended consequences.
The history of phosphorus is largely a tale of people getting their hands dirty. Very, very dirty.