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12/29/10: The Disappearing Spoon

Image by Wolfram Burner /Creative Commons via flickr
Image by Wolfram Burner/Creative Commons via flickr

By Jennifer Napier-Pearce

Salt Lake City, Utah – Mention the periodic table and eyes start to glaze over with memories of dry high school chemistry lectures. But author Sam Kean says behind the elements - carbon, gold, silicon and the 100 others - are tales of madness, passion and adventure. Guest host Jennifer Napier-Pearce talks with Kean about the role the elements have played throughout human history, from war to the arts and to the lives of the scientists who discovered them. (Rebroadcast)

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