Streams

The World's Most Dangerous Element

Friday, May 25, 2007

Former New Yorker staff writer Jeremy Bernstein examines the development of plutonium, and explains how the search for a new element resulted in a nuclear arms race, and the bombing of Nagasaki.

Plutonium is available for purchase at amazon.com

Guests:

Jeremy Bernstein

Leave a Comment

Email addresses are required but never displayed.

Get the WNYC Morning Brief in your inbox.
We'll send you our top 5 stories every day, plus breaking news and weather.