Tagged: mineral

What causes kidney stones?

The biggest kidney stone on record weighed more than a kilogram and was 17 centimeters in diameter. The patient didn’t actually swallow a stone the size of a coconut; kidney stones form inside the...

$500,000 of Calcium

The rare isotope Calcium-48 plays a key role in the creation of superheavy elements. But it’s not easy to obtain. Filmed at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, in Dubna, Russia. Calcium-48 is a...

Magnesium: A Mighty Mineral

Magnesium has never been a nutritional superstar, but in recent years, research has confirmed its many crucial roles in the body and uncovered new potential benefits. Notably, it’s involved in energy production, cell growth,...