Justin Rowlatt is the host of Business Daily from the BBC World Service

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Silicon: Imagine life without glass

The BBC's Justin Rowlatt looks at the economics behind chemical elements.
Posted In: elementals, elements
Miners pushing an ore car into the Grace tin and tungsten mine in Bolivia, circa 1945.

Tungsten: just try and smash it

The element that behind lighting and writing.
Posted In: elements, Science
A big vat of fake chlorine

There's more to chlorine than just swimming pools

And actually, the "chlorine" in swimming pools isn't even chlorine.

Tin: The modern world's glue

The element that brought us beyond the Stone Age
Posted In: elements, tin

Calcium: Not so good in high doses

Calcium is a fundamental building block in chemistry and in modern life.
Posted In: elements, calcium

The elements: Carbon's all around

Carbon is the ultimate bonder but in some forms, it can be dangerous. Carbon Monoxide can poison you. Carbon Dioxide is blamed by some for global warming.
Posted In: elements

Mercury: "The quixotic bad boy of the periodic table"

Our journey through the economics of elements checks out mercury.
Posted In: metals, elementals, gold

Aluminum: A paradox in an element

Aluminum or aluminium? Either way, it's useful.
Posted In: aluminum

Phosphorous: Where Morocco is OPEC

The BBC's Justin Rowlatt has a new series that looks at the economics behind chemical elements.
Posted In: phosphorus, Morocco, fertilizer, Agriculture

How did Macau 'out-Vegas' Vegas?

A tiny Chinese territory has swiftly displaced Las Vegas as the gambling capital of the world.
Posted In: gambling, China

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