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Beyond the Big Screen

with Scott Rank

Glowing with Beauty from Radioactivity!

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Description: Today we are joined today by author Lucy Jane Santos to discuss her new book Half Lives: The Unlikely History of Radium. Lucy Jane will show us how almost as soon as the radioactive properties of radium and other elements were discovered, they began to be used in the medical field. Not only were these products used in medicine, they were also being applied to health and beauty products. Some of these applications of radiation were a quantum leap in medicine and others were less so…

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July 29, 2021
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Scott Rank is the host of the History Unplugged Podcast and a PhD in history who specialized in the Ottoman Empire and modern Turkey. Before going down the academic route he worked as a journalist in Istanbul. He has written 12 history books on topics ranging from lost Bronze Age civilizations to the Age of Discovery. Some of his books include The Age of Illumination: Science, Technology, and Reason in the Middle Ages and History’s 9 Most Insane Rulers.. Learn more about him by going to
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