Now you too can practice backyard alchemy, just like people in ancient times!

Of course, science marches on, and nowadays you can, in fact, turn (actual) lead into (actual) gold… assuming you have access to, say, a nuclear reactor. And given that lead shielding is often A Thing in nuclear facilities, this is a reaction that occasionally happens accidentallyΒ much, I’m sure, to the annoyance of the ghosts of ancient alchemists.

… Science!