Breast Cancer / Elements


Guests:

Gillian Reeves
* Researcher, Cancer Research UK Epidemiology Unit
* The Radcliffe Infirmary
* Oxford, United Kingdom

John Emsley
* Author, Nature's Building Blocks: An A-Z Guide to the Elements (Oxford, 2002)
* Science Writer in Residence, Cambridge University
* London, United Kingdom

Albert Ghiorso
* Senior Scientist Emeritus, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
* Co-discoverer of at least 12 elements (95-106, perhaps 110)
Berkeley, California

Theodore Gray
* Co-Founder, Wolfram Research
* Element Collector, Creator of the Wooden Periodic Table
* Urbana, Illinois

You might remember the periodic table from high school chemistry, but how about building one? In this hour, we'll take a tour of the chemical elements, from antimony to zinc. We'll talk about where elements come from, how new elements are discovered, and the role that different elements play in everyday life. Plus, the latest breast cancer news.

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