Scientists Discover That Proteins in Your Body Can Make Plutonium Glow

There’s bad news and there’s good news in this post. The bad news is proteins from your own body accidentally smuggle radioactive metals into you. The good news is that those proteins can make those materials glow.

Source: Scientists Discover That Proteins in Your Body Can Make Plutonium Glow

Kids, don’t try this at home…

Your Own Body Smuggles In This Radioactive Particle

Strontium-90 is not good news. It emits ionizing radiation, which means you want to keep it out of our body. Unfortunately, your body has other ideas. The body’s own mechanisms welcome this isotope in, and store it away.

Source: Your Own Body Smuggles In This Radioactive Particle

Strontium isn’t the only calcium mimic. Strontium-89 has been used to treat cancer spread to bones, but has largely been replaced by Samarium-153 which is less toxic. These are most commonly used in prostate cancer, but Radium-223 has superseded both in that disease as it is more effective and probably safer.

Why Would You Add A Dash Of Curious Chloride To Your Soup?

Although curious chloride is not the most popular name for curium and chlorine, it’s actually an official name. And true to its name, this substance has a slightly-whimsical, slightly-sinister property — which actually might be useful when making soup.

Source: Why Would You Add A Dash Of Curious Chloride To Your Soup?

I wonder if that’s what they use for the self-heating soup and coffee I’ve seen?