Recently the US government put together a list of the 35 minerals that it considers necessary for the security and economic welfare of the country.
This element was named after a Norse goddess of beauty because it comes in many colors, which chemists enjoy playing with: Hard to believe vanadium
Did you ever wonder why there is a mineral named after a Moon goddess in your daily vitamin? It was one of those weird naming
Fracking isn’t the only human activity that involves pumping water through rocks. Steam produced by geothermally heated water is an alternative energy source meant to
Phosphorus is one of those “polymath” elements–it does a variety of things in your body, your food, and all around you. And apparently we’re going
Both of these are in multivitamin supplements (as well as on the critical minerals list for their non-health-related uses). It’s easy to confuse the two