Uranium Twisting the Dragon's Tail

Host and physicist Dr. Derek Muller unlocks the mysteries of uranium, one of the Earth's most controversial elements. Born from the collapse of a star, uranium has brought hope, progress, and destruction. It has revolutionized society, from medicine to warfare. It is an element that has profoundly shaped the past, will change the future, and will exist long after humans have left the Earth.

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Born in the Death of a Star


Uranium was forged in the explosion of a star some six billion years ago.

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Uranium Does Something Incredible


Learn about the power of uranium to spontaneously change its atomic structure.

Mutually Assured Destruction


See how uranium makes weapons that could end all life on Earth possible.

A Radioactive Bath


Dr. Derek Muller visits a radon spa in the Czech Republic to take a radioactive bath.

Into Pripyat Hospital in Chernobyl


Travel into the radioactive basement of Pripyat Hospital in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.