Dave Hole could not pry open the heavy and reddish rock he found in Maryborough Regional Park. Gemologist eventually realized the object is a 4.6 billion-year-old meteorite.
Space July 19, 2019
Gold digger alert! Scientists have discovered a type of fungi in Australia that draws gold from its surroundings, possibly signaling new deposits that have yet to be unearthed.
Earth/Environment May 27, 2019
Most of the gold in the universe, as well as other heavy metals, are generated from collapsing stars. A new study takes a peek at the process.
Space May 10, 2019
NASA engineers are installing the gold baffles that can direct heat away from the sensitive instruments of the James Webb Space Telescope. Here's why the baffles and the mirrors of the Hubble Space Telescope successor have gold.
Space June 7, 2018
A unit of digital cryptocurrency, bitcoin has reached a new historic high. The price of one bitcoin has surpassed the value of an ounce of gold for the first time.
Business Tech March 3, 2017
The HP Elite X3, one of the best hardware-equipped smartphones to run on Windows 10 Mobile, will soon get an optional stylus and a gold color option. Some say the productivity-oriented gadget paves the way for the Microsoft Surface Phone.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 5, 2016
A trio of amateur archaelogists uncovered the largest treasure trove of Viking gold ever found in Denmark. The treasure will be displayed at a local museum.
Ancient June 18, 2016
Apple recently published its Environmental Responsibility Report, and the results are not too shabby. By recycling old devices, the company collected almost 3 million pounds of copper, over 6,000 pounds of silver and a mind-blowing quantity of gold.
Money April 16, 2016
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of the first 'The Legend of Zelda' game, a custom NES designer created a 24-karat console that includes a matching copy of the cartridge.
Geek April 4, 2016
Millions of tons of electronic waste are produced every year, translating to millions of tons of possible sources of gold. Researchers have come up with a new gold extraction method that is cheaper, faster and safer.
January 30, 2016
A study found that Hermès Birkin bags are a better investment than gold or the stock market. The value of the luxury handbags did not plummet over the last 35 years and still continues to increase.
Money January 24, 2016
The Nexus 6P goes for the gold.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 5, 2016
A group of researchers said there is no Nazi gold train in Poland. The finding refutes the claim of two hunters that insisted they did find the train hidden in a tunnel in August 2015.
Society December 16, 2015
Swiss researchers introduced a new gold foam, said to be the lightest form of the precious metal ever produced. The gold aerogel is 98 parts air and two parts solid material.
Animals November 30, 2015
Scientists discovered a new reservoir of gold and silver along the geothermal waters of the Taupo Volcanic Zone in New Zealand. The researchers, however, say it is impractical to traditionally mine along geothermal areas because of extremely high temperatures and environmental impacts.
Earth/Environment September 3, 2015
Dreams came true when a family of treasure hunters found a 300-year-old $1 million treasure of gold and jewels while combing the Atlantic Ocean for sunken treasures and buried gold.
Internet Culture July 29, 2015
Scientists have found a new approach to developing a synthetic material from silicon, which may be used to improve bio-implants.
July 11, 2015
Researchers discover an old trade route for gold, and point out the metal has been used since the early Bronze Age for a number of purposes, ones not always related to economics.
Animals June 8, 2015
Ancient Irish goldsmiths may have preferred "exotic" imported gold over gold from local sources, researchers suggest. Gold from Cornwall in England found its way to Ireland as early at 2500 BC, they suggest.
Animals June 7, 2015
Gold trading took place between Ireland and the United Kingdom 45 centuries ago. Why was this occurring millennia before the world's first gold coins?
June 7, 2015
Archaeologists have unearthed a pair of 2,400-year-old "bongs" made of pure gold once used by Scythians to drink concoctions of cannabis and opium.
Animals May 31, 2015
Apple takes a unique marketing approach with its first-ever wearable that puts it right on the wrists of big names in the fashion and music industries. It's also giving developers a possible chance at getting a Watch to use in app development efforts.
Wearable Tech April 24, 2015
Apple Watch Edition boasts some gold and nothing else over the Apple Watch Sport but the price difference is about $16,400. So what is Apple's strategy with the high-end wearable since it offers the same lame battery life, processor, features and functionality? Apparently, it's all about the status and selling to the gold digger.
Wearable Tech March 14, 2015
Armed robbers hijacked an armored truck parked alongside Interstate 95, and went away with 275 pounds of gold bars. The loot was estimated to be worth more than $4 million.
Society March 3, 2015
A London company offers to dip iPhone 6s in gold and coat them in diamonds. Goldgenie is considering offering similar services for the Apple Watch.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 12, 2015
South Africa's Witwatersrand contains some of the highest concentrations of gold in the world. Where exactly did that gold come from? A scientist at ETH Zurich recently figured it out.
Animals February 8, 2015
Ride in style on a bicycle covered completely in 24 karat gold.
Internet Culture December 9, 2014
Gold versions of the Apple Watch are rumored to be priced between $4,000 and $5,000. High-end horologists still don't see the smart watch as a threat to their core business.
Wearable Tech November 5, 2014
The Butte Nugget, which weighs 6.07 pounds, was sold for a secret price to a secret buyer. The middleman, however, revealed that the initial asking price was $400,000.
Business October 27, 2014
Water molecules have been studied as they interacted with gold, providing data that could benefit medicine and environmental studies.
October 25, 2014
Apple is giving its 9.7-inch iPad a gold coat of paint, sources say. The iPad's gold color could help buoy sales until Apple is ready to release a proper refresh of the tablet.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 1, 2014