02/05/2013 05:55 pm ET Updated Apr 07, 2013

Bacteria That Poops Gold

Scientists have discovered a bacteria that poops gold.

From Slate:

This microbial magician, named Cupriavidus metallidurans, when placed in a minilab full of gold chloride, a nasty toxin, gobbled up the poison and, in about a week, processed it out as 24-karat nuggets of the precious yellow metal.