Uranium – Twisting the Dragon’s Tail

Premiered July 2015

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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Uranium – Twisting the Dragon’s Tail

Uranium – Twisting the Dragon’s Tail: Part 2

See how uranium has shaped the past and will change the future.

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Uranium – Twisting the Dragon’s Tail: Part 2

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Uranium – Twisting the Dragon’s Tail

Uranium – Twisting the Dragon’s Tail: Part 1

Follow Dr. Derek Muller as he explores the controversial element — uranium.

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Uranium – Twisting the Dragon’s Tail: Part 1

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Video thumbnail: Uranium – Twisting the Dragon’s Tail A Radioactive Bath

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A Radioactive Bath

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

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A Radioactive Bath

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Uranium – Twisting the Dragon’s Tail

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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Born in the Death of a Star

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Uranium – Twisting the Dragon’s Tail

Into Pripyat Hospital in Chernobyl

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

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Into Pripyat Hospital in Chernobyl

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Uranium – Twisting the Dragon’s Tail

Mutually Assured Destruction

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

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Mutually Assured Destruction

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Learn how one of Earth's most controversial elements has revolutionized society.

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Unlock the mysteries of uranium, one of the Earth’s most controversial elements.

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Watch the untold story of the most wondrous and terrifying rock on Earth.

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