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Gallery: Mysterious Gold Spirals Discovered in Denmark
July 13th, 2015
Novel gold spirals unearthed in Danish town with a reputation for mystical gold.
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There's Gold in Them Thar Trees
Eucalyptus tree
October 22nd, 2013
Tiny particles of gold have been found in the leaves and other parts of eucalyptus trees in Australia. Though they aren't mineable themselves, these finds could point to gold deposits deep underground.
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Bronze Age Gold Spirals May Have Been Sacrificed to Gods
July 13th, 2015
A pile of 2,000 tangled gold spirals that bring to mind heaps of the fairy tale princess Rapunzel's golden locks were recently unearthed in Denmark.
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World's Largest Gold Crystal Found
April 9th, 2014
It's the size of a golf ball, but a lot more valuable: Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory have now verified that a heavy piece of gold, found decades ago in Venezuela, is in fact a single crystal of the valuable element.
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Increased Precision Improves Drug Interaction Models
Illustration of JILA's advance in AFM design
September 12th, 2013
A small change to existing technology dramatically increases stability and precision, therefore the accuracy of the tool.
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Why Do They Call It Black Friday?
black friday, black monday, black, ink, red, shopping
February 4th, 2013
The term Black Friday was first used to describe Sept. 24, 1869, when several financiers tried to corner the gold market.
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Solid Gold: Poop Could Yield Precious Metals
gold in poop
March 24th, 2015
Instead of flushing millions down the toilet, we could be mining our poop for gold.
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There’s Gold In Them, Thar Hills -- And Toxic Mercury
Gold miners excavating with jets of water
October 28th, 2013
Detritus from the Gold Rush is heading toward America’s food basket.
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