The Episodic Table of Elements
Silver is more than just a precious metal. It's also a reflection of ourselves.
Those people who've been involved with palladium's history seem to harbor a dubious predilection for stretching the truth.
For some people, rhodium's most important aspect is its high price. For others, it's absolutely priceless.
Element 44 is technically not named for Russia... but perhaps it should be.
It's only after we gave up searching for this element that we found it out in the universe.
Before we talk about one big gun, let's discuss 1,500 years of military technology.
We delve into elemental etymology today, and get to investigate a chemical phenomenon.
Today, we reach the last element on the periodic table -- but only alphabetically speaking.
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.