Making this 24 carrot gold cake is pure alchemy

One of the reasons I desperately want to time travel is to blow the minds of people in the past with just the simplest of things today. Imagine going back hundreds of years and baking this gold 24 'carrot' cake. With a few drops of food coloring and a few edible gold leaf sheets, I'd be hailed as the greatest… » 3/25/15 1:09pm Wednesday 1:09pm

Satellite imagery reveals how gold mining is destroying tropical forests

The picture above is terrible. It shows the catastrophic effects of the deforestation caused by the current gold rush in the tropical forests of South America. The consumption of gold worldwide is increasing in the last years due to the global economic crisis and the instability in the financial markets. » 3/24/15 9:15am 3/24/15 9:15am

All the gold in the world visualized in 3D

You are looking at the top government gold reserves stacked in 400-ounce Gold bars, according to Demonocracy—a ranking headed by the United States, Germany and the International Monetary Fund. But how much gold has been mined through the entire history of the world? Here's what it looks like, compared to the Statue of… » 2/04/14 9:49am 2/04/14 9:49am

9 facts about the Olympics that you probably don't know

The Olympics are coming! The Olympics are coming! And even if it's only the Winter Olympics, it's still fun to see countries who know nothing about each other put on colorful spandex to beat each other up for medals. But did you know that the gold medal is actually made from silver? Or that the bronze medal is only… » 2/03/14 9:13pm 2/03/14 9:13pm

Scientists Discover Gold Literally Growing on Trees in the Outback

Every parent's favorite line about how money doesn't grow on trees just became a little more irrelevant, thanks to a fascinating find down under. Researchers in Australia recently found gold—yes, real gold—in eucalyptus trees growing in the outback. » 10/22/13 5:40pm 10/22/13 5:40pm

Stocks, Bonds, Gold All Collapse On Bad News

Stock markets tumbled again today on continued worries about the U.S. government slowing down its steady purchases of U.S. bonds—the economic recovery hasn't been strong or sustained enough to survive without the Federal Reserve constantly creating money to buy its own bonds. » 6/20/13 4:27pm 6/20/13 4:27pm