Short Wave: Aluminum's Strange Journey From Precious Metal To Beer Can

Aluminum is used everywhere from soda to space capsules, but that hasn’t always been the case.

Short Wave is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the periodic table with profiles of some of its favorite elements. Here are a few things you may not have known about aluminum.


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