In the final programme in our Elements series, Justin Rowlatt looks at the rarest and oddest members of the periodic table.
Selenium, bismuth, molybdenum, antimony, rhenium, hafnium, zirconium, tellurium, thallium, barium. What are they? And wh…
Why do we value this practically useless metal so highly? And does it bring out the worst in human nature?
In a second look at this most coveted of metals, Justin Rowlatt hears both sides of the age-old argument. Swiss investor and gold enthusi…
This radioactive metal holds the promise of thousands of years of energy for the world. But is it really any cleaner or safer than traditional uranium-based nuclear power?
Chemistry Professor Andrea Sella of University College London takes the h…
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