By Noah DeCosta
Radium was discovered in 1898 when Marie Currie and Pierre Currie extracted it from ten tonnes of uranium ore. They realized it was a new element because its atomic spectrum revealed new lines
Radium isn't used for much except treating prostate cancer that has spread to bones because it is highly radioactive.
Where Radium is found
Radium was first found in Bohemia. Some can also be found in the Carnotite sands of Colorado, as well as Zaire, Africa and the Great Bear Lake region of Canada.