However, the principle of carbon-14 dating applies to other isotopes as well.
Carbon is naturally in all living organisms and is replenished in the tissues by eating other organisms or by breathing air that contains carbon.
This means that we need a pipe that is 10.3 feet long in order for the pollutants to be reduced to 10% of their starting amount.
Archaeologists use the exponential, radioactive decay of carbon 14 to estimate the death dates of organic material.
The article is in straightforward language and the non-technical reader could profitably work through it.
, we find that this ration is the same if we sample a leaf from a tree, or a part of your body.