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This Week in Science: Mars Methane, Feathery Weather Forecasters, and Philae's Wake-Up Call

World Science Festival | Posted 02.18.2015 | Science
World Science Festival

NASA's Curiosity rover detected a burp of methane on Mars lasting for several months--possibly stemming from a geologic process called serpentinization, or possibly the signature of microscopic Martian life.

A Diamond in the Dust

Melanie Young | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

If you look hard enough and stay focused you will find diamonds in the dust. You may need to clear out the debris to find the brilliance. And you should never lose your sparkle.

Astoria Characters: The Newlywed Who Lost Her Diamond Ring

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 03.09.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

She ran to the bathroom to wash the mess off her hands. To her dismay, when it was gone, so was her wedding ring.

Sometimes "Shopping Local" Means Buying Rubies, Diamonds and Pearls

Anneli Rufus | Posted 02.12.2014 | Travel
Anneli Rufus

If a place I visit happens to be associated with any type of gem or jewel, I always want to buy a few of these as souvenirs. Hey, you said "Shop local...

This Diamond Just Sold For How Much?!

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

(Adds name of buyer, quotes and details) By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Nov 13 (Reuters) - The "Pink Star", a flawless pin...

'World's Greatest White Diamond' Could Fetch $35 Million!?

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 09.05.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- A New York auction house is showing off what it calls the world's greatest white diamond on the block – a 118-carat stone from Afric...

LOOK: Vigil Held For Brutally Slain Transgender Woman

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.24.2013 | Gay Voices

Friends and family of Diamond Williams, a transgender woman in the Strawberry Mansion area of Philadelphia, gathered last night at Love Park for a Vig...

One Giant Diamond Goes On View In NYC

AP | Posted 07.12.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- A rare 19th century 55-carat diamond has gone on temporary view at New York's American Museum of Natural History. The Kimberley Diamond g...

You Won't Believe What One Woman Did With A Diamond

AP | Posted 04.26.2013 | Business

TAMPA, Fla. -- The idea behind the Tampa Women's Club charity event was simple. For $20, you could buy a flute of champagne and a chance to win a one-...

Diamonds Aren't a Girl's Best Friend (Unless They're Recycled)

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 04.24.2013 | Style
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

These rings symbolize a commitment to ethical values, as well as love.

Why You Should Skip The Diamonds This Valentine's Day

Ira Weissman | Posted 03.25.2013 | Weddings
Ira Weissman

There's a lot of pressure to buy the traditional gem, but there are also plenty of reasons to do something different.

Diamond Hunters Unearth Rare Fossil

Posted 09.24.2012 | Science

By: Megan Gannon, News Editor Published: 09/21/2012 07:15 PM EDT on LiveScience A search for diamonds in Canada's far north turned up a rare fossi...

Study: Planets Made Of Diamonds Could Exist

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 12.11.2011 | Technology

It's De Beers' worst nightmare -- huge planets, many times larger than Earth, composed of precious diamonds. But executives at the diamond empire ...

'Sun-Drop' Diamond Sold For Over $10.9 Million

AP | By FRANK JORDANS | Posted 11.16.2011 | World

GENEVA -- The Sun-Drop Diamond of South Africa, a giant pear-shaped yellow gem weighing 110.3 carats, has sold for more than $10.9 million at auction ...

Pets Helping to Heal Our Nation's Vets

Wendy Diamond | Posted 06.27.2011 | Impact
Wendy Diamond

After witnessing atrocities taking place in the Middle East, some of our soldiers are coming home with PTSD. Many of these men are finding that Dave Sharpe's P2V program is just what the doctor ordered.

Nobel Prize Obstructionism

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It is downright ludicrous to say that a Nobel Prize-winning economist is somehow not qualified to get a job running economic policy for the government. Until Sen. Richard Shelby realizes this, Obama and the White House should point it out.

Nobel Prize In Economics 2010

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The 2010 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel has been awarded to Peter Diamond of MIT, Dale Mortensen of Northweste...

Cherry Creek Jewelry Store Robbed Of $20,000 Diamond

The Denver Post | Denver Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A supposed customer bolted with a $20,000 diamond from a jewelry store in the Cherry Creek Shopping Center Tuesday afternoon, Denver police said today...

India Demands UK Return 'Cursed' Diamond

The Telegraph | Dean Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Indian government has demanded the return of the 'cursed' Koh i Noor diamond, a symbol of imperial power and the inspiration for the Victorian aut...

507-Carat Diamond Sold For Record $35M

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — Diamond supplier Petra Diamonds Ltd. said Friday it sold a 507-carat diamond for $35.3 million (euro25.8 million), breaking the record ...

"Vivid pink" diamond sells for record $10.8 million

Yahoo! News | James Pomfret | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A rare, 5-carat pink diamond was auctioned off for a record $10.8 million in Hong Kong on Tuesday, putting some shine back into the world's rare and l...

South Africa: 500-Carat Diamond Found At Mine

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JOHANNESBURG — Petra Diamonds Ltd. says a diamond the size of a chicken egg has been found at South Africa's Cullinan mine. The diamond may be ...

10 Tips For Being The Best You Can Be

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

What do Susan Boyle, Paul Potts and J K Rowling all have in common - apart from they happen to be British? Their success did not come about overnight,...