When astrophysicist Cliff Stoll decided to check his house for radioactivity, he didn’t expect the most radioactive hazard to be in a little cardboard box that dated back to the 1920s. This story first broadcast on the KGNU Science Show, How on Earth.
Cliff Stoll is an astrophycist in Oakland California and author of The Cuckoo’s Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage. Eleanor Swanson is a professor at Regis University in Denver. Her poem about the radium girls appears in her book, A Thousand Bonds: Marie Curie and the Discovery of Radium.
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