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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.
Uranium was forged in the explosion of a star some six billion years ago.
Learn about the power of uranium to spontaneously change its atomic structure.
See how uranium makes weapons that could end all life on Earth possible.
Dr. Derek Muller visits a radon spa in the Czech Republic to take a radioactive bath.
Travel into the radioactive basement of Pripyat Hospital in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.