~Education~ B.S., Geosciences, Pennsylvania State University, 1992 Ed.M., Science and the Public, University at Buffalo: The State University of New York, 2010. My research focused on the idea of “sham inquiry” […]

Earth Mysteries, Features, Science and Nature, Spooky Geology

Fantasy metals – not all Bolognium

Exploring fantasy metals in media highlights their ubiquitous role as story elements with qualities such as rarity, strength, and magical powers. Used in education, they exemplify impossible chemistries to contrast with real-world elements. Unobtainium, Adamantium, Vibranium, and Mithril serve as plot devices while Orichalcum, Dilithium, and Red Mercury exist as quasi-real earth materials clouded by extraordinary myths.

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