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Natural World Realm Season Two

The Marvels of Radium

Estimated read time 5 min read

A fresh announcement just made to the Academy of Sciences in Paris by Monsieur Curie, co-discoverer with his wife of the most extraordinary of all chemical elements, radium, brings the wonderful properties of that substance once more to public attention. Radium, whose existence as an independent element was finally demonstrated last year, presents about the greatest puzzle with which science has to deal.

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Old World Season Two UK

Vintage Postcards: Franco-British Exhibition 1908

Estimated read time 1 min read

The Franco-British Exposition went from May to October 1908, and was the first of five major international exhibitions to be held in West London at the White City complex, which later gave its name to the area.