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Playing With Radiation: The 1951 “Atomic Energy Lab” — For Kids!

The years following World War II were a glorious time for many Americans¬†— financially speaking, anyway. There was a great wave of prosperity for middle-class working people, and the notion of a consumption-based society was just taking root. The market flooded with new, high-tech products that could now be produced thanks to the end of […]

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Real Life Scares: Give Yourself an Unhealthy Glow with Radioactive Make-up!

When Marie and Pierre Curie discovered radium in 1898, people all over the world began researching its uses. Radium, an alkaline earth metal, is found in uranium and thorium ores. Radium is a highly radioactive element with a half-life of 1600 years that decays into radon gas. As a medicine, radium was used to cure […]