How to make phosphorus by doing disgusting things with urine

by Esther Inglis-Arkell Hennig Brand discovered the element of phosphorus in 1669. That sounds like quite an achievement, but Brand’s life wasn’t one that should, necessarily, be emulated. His steps to discovering this element were undignified, to say the least. His first step was marrying well; he was an officer in the army, but hisContinue reading “How to make phosphorus by doing disgusting things with urine”