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    Elements

    Beryllium

    6 November 2015

    Sometimes beautiful, sometimes useful, always deadly

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    Chlorine

    9 September 2015

    John Emsley investigates the halogen we love to hate, but can’t live without

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    Samarium

    3 July 2015

    John Emsley looks at a low profile element with some valuable applications

  • Sodium street lamps
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    Sodium

    11 May 2015

    It’s salt, soda and street lights, but also much more, explains John Emsley

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    Molybdenum

    9 March 2015

    John Emsley looks at an element that holds the key to life on Earth

  • Iridescent bismuth crystal
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    Bismuth

    20 November 2014

    John Emsley examines a heavy metal that gleams, calms and quenches

  • barium meal
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    Barium

    10 September 2014

    John Emsley looks at an element that, despite first appearances, has some interesting applications

  • Fruit on an olive tree
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    Boron

    3 July 2014

    John Emsley looks at the element that links olive trees with semiconductors

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    Nickel

    8 May 2014

    John Emsley investigates the element of batteries, blades and baked beans

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    Holmium

    6 March 2014

    When it comes to powerful magnets, nothing beats holmium. John Emsley investigates