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Listed under:  Science  >  Matter  >  Chemical elements  >  Alkaline earth metals  >  Radium

Marie Curie in her laboratory, 1921

This is a black-and-white photograph of the scientist Marie Curie, taken in 1921 in her laboratory at the Institut du Radium (Radium Institute) in Paris. Curie is looking at a small round-bottomed flask that she is holding in one hand. In the other hand she is holding a larger round-bottomed flask fitted with a stopper ...


Green glow of radiation

Coming into contact with a large dose of radiation is known to be hazardous. But will it make you light up like a car dashboard at night? Some anecdotes that will engage the students to learn about radioactivity while dispelling a few myths.