Helium is the second-most common element in the universe, but it’s comparatively rare on Earth. It also fulfills a surprising role in everything from space exploration to quantum computing.
Short Wave is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the periodic table with profiles of some of its favorite elements. Here are five things you may not have known about helium.
Helium is the only element on the planet that is a completely nonrenewable resource…[READ MORE]