Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 edge get 24K gold treatment

Gold-plated smartphones have existed since the last decade and used to be in possession of select few. But now, anyone with a taste of extra bling and lots of cash to burn can get their latest Samsung smartphone gold plated. Karalux, the Vietnamese gold-plating shop, offers such versions of the...

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Americans poop up to $4.2B in precious metals every year

Poop could be a gold mine — and that’s no load of crap! You could be flushing a fortune in feces down the toilet in the form of tiny nuggets of gold and other precious metals that could be mined, according to research presented Monday at the national meeting of the American Chemical...

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Woman Sheds 32 Kilos To Win 32 Grams Of Gold In Dubai’s Weight Loss Contest

              Indian expat Sharada Serigara has won a weight loss contest that rewarded a gram of gold for every kilo lost, by shedding 32kg in roughly two months. The businesswoman, who beat more than 7,000 other contestants in the...

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Apple Watch launches April 24 for up to $17,000 in rose gold

Apple Inc launched its long-awaited watch on Monday, including yellow or rose gold models with sapphire faces costing up to $17,000, but investors questioned whether Chief Executive Tim Cook's first product would be a breakaway hit. Apple's first new device since Cook became CEO will be...

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Underwear made of silver draws cash

Manhattan-based menswear brand Mack Weldon, known for combining silver into its cotton and Lycra underwear and T-shirts, gets $4 million in funding. Forget silver bangles and earrings. Underwear made of pure silver is the latest craze. Manhattan-based Mack Weldon, a three-year-old menswear...

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Microscopic gold tubes can both detect and destroy cancer cells

There's no doubt that doctors would prefer to treat cancer as soon as they spot it, and it looks like nanotechnology might give them that chance. Researchers at the University of Leeds have successfully tested gold nanotubes that are useful for both imaging and destroying cancer cells. Since...

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Chinese herdsman stumbles onto a 17-pound gold nugget

Imagine it! You’re walking along and nearly trip over a 17-pound (7.85 kilograms) gold nugget. File that under a most improbable gold bonanza. But that’s exactly how it played out for one lucky sun-of-a-gun farmer in China. Berek Sawut, a Kazak herdsman from Qinghe County in Altay...

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Monday Morning Find: Vintage Gold Zenith Chronograph, Oversized in the ’50s, Just Right Today

Fashions may change but quality design never goes out of style—especially when its preserved like this. This oversized Zenith chronograph is 18k gold and dates to the 1950s. "Oversized" is a relative term (just look at the evolution of mobile phones), but it's safe to say that in the 1950s...

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US museum vows to reopen after thieves swipe historic gold

Officials vowed to reopen a popular history museum in the heart of San Francisco's financial district after thieves smashed a stolen vehicle through its front door and made off with historic gold nuggets on display. The Wells Fargo museum is a destination for schoolchildren and tourists and...

Gold rush threat to tropical forests

Gold mining camp in French Guiana Global demand for gold is putting some of the most remote and pristine tropical forests at risk, scientists warn. Some 1,680 sq km of rainforest in South America was lost to gold mining from 2001 to 2013, a study shows. University of Puerto Rico...

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