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Almost all of human culture and economics is structured around a handful of pretty metals that we have arbitrarily assigned value to!  Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions!  If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:[Truth or Fail]Silver nanoparticleshttps://jnanobiotechnology.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12951-017-0254-9https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-05/osu-elc051418.phphttps://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/07/embryo-inspired-bandage-17-times-stickier-band-aidhttps://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-02/ez-pnf021419.phpCopperhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK225400/https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/biochemistry-genetics-and-molecular-biology/copper-toxicityPlatinumhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29632935https://www.forbes.com/sites/carmendrahl/2017/04/14/why-is-platinum-in-some-chemotherapy-drugs-and-can-we-improve-them/#1a89a88417d4[Fact Off]Alchemy and phosphorus:https://phys.org/news/2019-01-phosphorus-years-discovery-vital-element.htmlhttps://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/02/02/465188104/phosphorus-starts-with-pee-in-this-tale-of-scientific-serendipityGold vein earthquakes: https://www.nature.com/news/earthquakes-make-gold-veins-in-an-instant-1.12615https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/earthquakes-are-basically-gold-factories-4659100/[Ask the Science Couch]Nickel allergy/reactivity:https://www.nickelinstitute.org/about-nickel/https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4783936/https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3047925/https://books.google.com/books?id=CpAM1U1efqcC&pg=PA120Gold allergy/reactivity:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11244133https://books.google.com/books?id=1mk3lFVtBSQC&pg=PA104Implant metals:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9440845[Butt One More Thing]Metals in poop:https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/es505329qhttps://www.pnas.org/content/112/29/8803.full
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