Scientists recreated the mysterious conditions deep within the Earth to see how the most precious rocks are formed. It turns out that the planet sucks down the seabed and crushes it to create diamonds.
Earth/Environment May 30, 2019
Tiny imperfections in diamonds make these rocks infinitely more precious to scientists. With these flaws, they unlock the secrets of geological processes, such as the formation of mantle keels.
Earth/Environment April 26, 2019
The rough 552-carat yellow diamond found at the Diavik Diamond Mine in Canada in October is about the size of a chicken egg. It is now the largest diamond ever discovered in North America and seventh-largest ever found.
Feature | Science December 15, 2018
Diamonds are not as rare as previously thought when taking a look at the entire geological picture of the planet. Scientists have discovered over a quadrillion tons of diamonds hidden deep inside the Earth.
Earth/Environment July 17, 2018
Astronomers have identified diamonds as the reason for anomalous microwave emission, a mysterious cosmic glow coming from newborn stars across the Milky Way galaxy. The findings also have implications on the studies of the Big Bang.
Space June 12, 2018
Analysis of diamonds that formed 610 to 800 kilometers below the Earth’s surface revealed ice crystals called ice VII. How do these prove there is liquid water in the Earth's mantle?
Earth/Environment March 9, 2018
A tiny diamond extracted from the Cullinan Mine in South Africa contains a chunk of rare mineral from 700 kilometers below the surface. It has never been seen above the ground until recently.
Earth/Environment March 8, 2018
CUNY researchers recently discovered diamene, a film-like material that transitions into a stiff material upon impact. It was also found to potentially be an efficient conductor.
Earth/Environment December 26, 2017
Hong Kong jeweler Chow Tai Fook was the winning bidder of the Pink Star diamond auctioned by Sotheby's. The gem fetched $71.2 million and now has a new name.
Life & Style April 5, 2017
A boy who visited the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas for the first time found a 7.44-carat brown diamond after just 30 minutes of searching. The precious stone is the seventh largest diamond found in the park.
Earth/Environment March 18, 2017
Graphene’s supremacy as the hardest, highly flexible and stronger material with superconducting qualities is under challenge after researchers from Rice University simulated an elongated one-dimensional chain of boron showing incredible properties.
Material Science February 7, 2017
Squeezed between two pieces of man-made diamond in the laboratory, hydrogen has finally been transformed into a metallic form that is believed to exist inside planets such as Jupiter, Harvard physicists announce. Some scientists, however, remain skeptical.
Material Science January 27, 2017
Scraps of large and valuable diamonds reveal these gemstones formed within pools of liquid metal deep below the Earth's surface. They also form at depths about twice as deep as where most diamonds are born.
Earth/Environment December 16, 2016
A nano-sized diamond that is harder than the regular variant has been created by Australian National University researchers. In nature, lonsdaleite can only be found at meteorite impact sites.
Material Science December 13, 2016
Algordanza is a Swiss company that specializes in turning deceased loved ones into diamonds, a service that begins at $5,000 and can go as high as $20,000. It's one of the many strange services out there, and it seems to have found its niche.
Life & Style November 14, 2016
Researchers embedded two silicon atoms in a diamond matrix. The experiment demonstrated a link between two different quantum computers through the integrated diamond nanophotonics platform.
October 18, 2016
The early days of the universe might have been filled with carbon-based planets or those consisting mostly of graphite, carbides and diamond, a new study has found. What is a carbon planet and what is its link to carbon-enhanced metal-poor stars?
Space June 11, 2016
A jewelry company is facing controversy following reports of diamond swapping. Customers claim staff of Kay Jewelers replace their diamonds with moissanite, a cheaper and lower-quality stone.
Life & Style June 5, 2016
The rare 14.62-carat Oppenheimer Blue diamond has a new master. Apart from setting a new actual sale price record for an auctioned jewel, the Oppenheimer Blue also became the biggest Fancy Vivid Blue diamond sold at an auction.
Life & Style May 19, 2016
Miners from the Lucapa Diamond Company have unearthed a massive diamond in a mine in Angola. The large 404-carat gemstone is believed to be worth about $14 million.
Animals February 16, 2016
University of Edinburgh researchers have created phase V hydrogen, revealed through crushing Earth’s lightest element with extremely high pressure. This is deemed a step closer to finding the metallic hydrogen state, which was first proposed in the 1930s but remains elusive to scientists.
Animals January 8, 2016
The Lucara diamond, the world's largest diamond unearthed within a century, is now valued at more than $60 million. William Lamb, the CEO of the mining company that discovered the stone, said selling the stone is not an option at the present time.
Society November 29, 2015
Canadian firm Lucara was able to unearth an exceptional stone, which is said to be the largest diamond found in the last century and world's second biggest. The price of the precious stone is still being deliberated and assessed by the company.
Society November 19, 2015
Sad news to all the ladies. The world's most expensive diamond is now in the possession of billionaire Joseph Lau's 7-year-old daughter.
Society November 13, 2015
Researchers found that diamonds are not as rare as previously believed. A simple recipe of diamond formation was discovered through a natural chemical model.
Animals November 5, 2015
Diamonds can be formed by a simple natural chemical reaction, a new quantitative theory suggested. It does not, however, mean that these precious stones would be easier to find.
Animals November 4, 2015
Scientists devised a way to use nanodiamonds in lighting up early-stage cancers during magnetic resonance imaging scans. These diamonds were found to be nontoxic, noninvasive and more readily available.
Life October 14, 2015
Researchers manipulate synthetic version of diamonds so they would light up inside an MRI scanner when cancer is detected in the body. Here's how it works.
Life October 12, 2015
Archos rolls out more high-quality devices with low price tags.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 5, 2015
Graphene has already earned its reputation as the 2D-wonder material. Now, scientists are working to figure out what it might be capable of when translated into three dimensions.
July 20, 2015
Bobbie Oskarson from Colorado is one lucky woman after finding an 8.25 carat diamond at the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas. Oskarson said that her search only lasted 20 minutes before she found the diamond.
Society June 29, 2015
Is Nicki Minaj wearing an engagement ring? The Pinkprint singer was seen wearing a ring from Meek Mill, fueling engagement rumors with $500,000-worth yellow diamond.
Movies/TV Shows April 17, 2015
Rosie, a springer spaniel, finds a lost diamond for his 75-year-old owner. The precious find is a 1.14 carat diamond, which is worth about $19,000.
January 3, 2015
Thousands of diamonds clustered together in the Udachnaya rock. Analyses of the stone revealed hints on the origins of the diamond.
Animals December 18, 2014
In a lab, scientists have turned peanut butter into diamonds. Peanut butter, of course, is rich in carbon.
Animals November 13, 2014
A research team from Penn State University has come up with a diamond nanothread so strong, stiff and lightweight, it could have crucial applications such as in the creation of less polluting vehicles and possibly the realization of a "space elevator."
Space September 24, 2014
The 12-carat Blue Moon Diamond, one of the rarest stones in the world, will be displayed at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles County. The gem was cut from a rough diamond unearthed from the Cullinan mine in South Africa, where the largest diamond was found about a century ago.
Animals September 15, 2014
Scientists crushed a diamond using the most powerful laser on Earth to have a better understanding of the pressure found inside the core of giant planets made up of gas such as Saturn and Jupiter.
Space July 18, 2014
Scientists use laser to create immense pressures to see what happens to matter inside stars, planets. A diamond was subjected to pressures like those inside Saturn.
Space July 17, 2014
A diamond in space, the size of the Earth, has been discovered 870 light years from Earth, using a system of radio telescopes.
Space June 24, 2014
A seemingly worthless brown diamond found in Brazil and bought by scientists for $20 contained evidence that there is water deep inside earth.
Animals March 13, 2014