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October 28, 2020

media Object: Tin

Have you ever heard of an element that can cry, or get a disease? Tin does both. In addition to its use in cans, toy soldiers, and the manufacture of plate glass, you can find tin in bronze, pewter, type-metal, and even in your toothpaste. Don't have a tin ear—get to know this useful metal.

In the spirit of amplifying the Black Lives Matter movement and to avoid any appearance of having appropriated that title, our series of talks formerly called Everything Matters: Tales from the Periodic Table will now be called, simply, Tales from the Periodic Table. Please excuse the former title on videos made in the past.