Mushrooms Can Mine the Gold From Your Old Mobile Phones

Crack open your old phone, and you'll find lots of circuits and no lack of precious metals. "In 100,000 phones, it's estimated that there is 2.4 kilograms of gold, more than 900 kilograms of copper, 25 kilograms of silver, and more," according to Motherboard. Could a safer and and cheaper method of recovering that metal come by way of fungi? Read More >>

Why California's Drought is Good News for Gold Prospectors

Having found a gold lining to the otherwise devastating drought on the west coast of the US, prospectors are flocking to the record-low rivers of the Sierra Nevada foothills. A mini gold rush has kicked off in previously inaccessible riverbeds, not far from the site of California's original gold rush. Read More >>

Vodafone Targets Gangster Pound With Exclusive Gold Samsung Galaxy S5

If you're still sticking with Vodafone after the Rootmetrics assassination attempt, it has one pretty flashy exclusive as a reward -- an all-gold Samsung Galaxy S5. As with the other networks and SIM-free retailers, you'll be able to pre-order this edition from March 28th. The images from Samsung call it "copper" though, so an independent valuation prior to purchase may be in order. Read More >>

California Couple Finds Buried Treasure Worth £5.9 Million

A couple in Northern California recently uncovered a treasure hunter's dream: six metal canisters filled with rare coins, valued at about $10 million (£5.9 million). Read More >>

This Xbox Live Gold Membership is Your "Always Believe in Your Soul" Deal of the Day

Xbox consoles have always been a fancy, but unfathomably unfashionable bit of kit. Owners of this device are akin to the kind of dweeb you'd find buffing the wheels of his hybrid car or someone who actually enjoys doing sums. Not that gamers should ever, ever care about being fashionable. Read More >>

This is What All the Gold in the World Looks Like – and it Doesn't Look Like Much

Below is a 3D visualisation of the top government gold reserves stacked in 400-ounce (11.3kg) Gold bars, according to Demonocracy—a ranking headed by the United States, Germany and the International Monetary Fund. Read More >>

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Treat That Spoiled Premiership Footballer in Your Life to a £6,000 Gold Xbox One

If you're wondering what to buy Wayne Rooney or some other tasteless member of the nouveau riche for Christmas this year, get yourself down to posho-emporium Harrods, where you can currently get a gold-plated Xbox One for the very missable price of £6,000. Read More >>

Man Supposedly Bins £300k in Gold to Spite Ex-Wife

Angry American man Earl Ray Jones claims to have converted $500,000 of his life savings into solid gold and then binned the lot, in an effort to stop his wife getting anything out of him in their future divorce settlement. Remember to burn your house down too, Earl, and have the pets and children put to sleep. Read More >>

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. Read More >>

Samsung's Got a Gold Galaxy S4 Too, Apple

Just two weeks after Apple announced the gold iPhone 5s, Samsung has jumped on the bandwagon with a golden Galaxy S4. Initially available in the United Arab Emirates, it's not clear yet when they'll be available elsewhere, or if. Read More >>

This is Apparently the Golden iPhone 5S

With all this talk of a golden iPhone I was expecting something a bit more gaudy, but "champagne" as it seems to be called now doesn't look that bad. In fact, it's barely any different from the white one, just slightly more yellow. Read More >>

Why a Gold iPhone 5S Actually Makes Sense

Full disclosure: We've been seeing the gold iPhone rumours for weeks now, but have largely been brushing them aside. Fake Apple rumours are as easy to come by as tangled EarPod cords this close to a new product launch, and this one in particular seemed too outlandish, too... tacky. But gold iPhone reports have reached that saturation point — even AllThingsD is confirming — where they can't be ignored anymore. Especially considering how much sense it all makes. Read More >>

Goldschlager Goes Chavvy... and Cinnamon... and Vodka... With New Smirnoff Gold Flavour

Too poor to bag yourself some Goldschlager but desperate to see what real gold tastes like without biting your sugar daddy's pinkie ring off? Then you're in luck, because edible gold just hit the supposedly cheaper end of the market. Anyone fancy a shot of cinnamon-flavoured, metal-infused Smirnoff Gold? Read More >>

All the Gold on Earth Comes From Massive Space Explosions

Previously, astronomers had been under the impression that the heavy elements — gold, platinum, lead, uranium, etc. — came from supernova explosions. But now, scientists have announced a new theory for these highly valuable elements, this one involving two ultra-dense neutron stars and one spectacularly violent, grossly expensive collision. Read More >>

The Many Amazing Uses of Stretchable Gold

Have you ever thought about the possibilities of bendable, stretchable electronics? They're amazing. From a circuit attached to your brain to a pacemaker that sticks to your, these are the stuff that medical sci fi dreams are made of. Read More >>


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