Every cat owner will testify that, if you buy the wrong kind of cat litter, it's bad news. However, the consequences of someone picking up the wrong variety at Los Alamos National Laboratory are rather more serious than trouble scooping Fluffy's poops. Like maybe a radioactive leak!
Radioactive: A Tale of Love and Fallout is a gorgeous graphic novel about the surprising life of Marie Curie. After the jump, some of Lauren Redniss's beautiful drawings — and fun facts about the famous physicist.