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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How Gold is made and how it got to our planet

A striking artifact discovered in Panama, dated 700-1000 CE. “Winged Pendant, Gran Coclé,” credit: Gilcrease Museum Revered for its aesthetic and metallurgical properties for thousands of years, gold is still one of the most sought after precious metals. There’s no question gold has...

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John Clare Memorial Gold Cup too valuable to insure

The gold John Clare Memorial Cup contested at the Central Otago Racing Club meeting at Omakau last Saturday has a history dating to 1930. "The cup has a value of between $50,000 and $75,000 and became too dear for the club to insure," said Alistair Eckhoff, a committee member and former...

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There Is Still Time To Sell Gold And Silver

The Christmas holiday season is a meaningful moment in the year. It is time to rethink values, to ponder on life and everything that surrounds it. It is also time to redo plans, assess decisions we’ve made through the year and resume the path to an increasingly happy life. Soon there will...

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US$1,200 gold coin dropped in Salvation Army kettle

BURLINGTON, N.C.-- It's the season for bell ringing, donating, gifting and surprise gold coins. Once again the anonymous 'gold coin' donor has paid a visit to the Salvation Army kettle in Mebane, North Carolina. For the past several years an individual has repeatedly dropped a gold coin...