Illumination has been a quest of humans for centuries now—both in terms of the cerebral and the physical. In today’s episode we focus on the physical type of illumination.
00:00 Opening Credits
01:14 Element of the Week: Sodium
04:09 Chemistry of Bioluminescence
09:10 Mystery Solved: Glowing in the Dark
11:08 Quote: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
11:24 Closing Credits
Special thanks to Hilary Domush and Ann Dornfeld for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.
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