radium

An element of mystery

At the beginning of the 20th century, the newly discovered element, radium, was used in everything from body lotion to tonic water. But when the poisonous side effects of radium took hold, a group of working-class women launched a groundbreaking battle that influenced the future of scientific discovery and workers’ rights. Kate Moore, the Author […]

SciTech Now Episode 425

In this episode of SciTech Now, we explore a Texas state-of-the-art ocean simulation lab; see what the future of space holds; how radium leads to scientific discovery and workers’ rights; and a study to see if black bears and humans can co-exist.