Uranium is a three‐part documentary series that tells the untold story of the most wondrous and terrifying rock on Earth.
19 Jun 2015 - 11:12 AM  UPDATED 4 Sep 2015 - 4:40 PM

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Uranium – Twisting the Dragon’s Tail is a new documentary series exploring the incredible story of uranium, from its creation in an exploding star to its deployment in nuclear weapons, nuclear power and nuclear medicine. It’s a journey across nine countries and more than a century of stories, to discover the rock that made the modern world.  It’s part science, part history and all epic adventure. Join physicist and YouTube phenomenon Dr Derek Muller as he reveals the untold story of the most wondrous and terrifying rock on Earth.



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Uranium Rock

Uranium was forged in the explosion of a star some six billion years ago.

Atom Lesson

Discover the power of uranium through its unique atomic structure.


How people planned to launch a Nuclear Missile and end all life on Earth.


Dr. Derek Muller takes a radioactive bath at a radon spa in the Czech Republic. 


Inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, enter into the radioactive basement of Pripyat Hospital. 

How has uranium effected the world? 


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