Metals

American Eagle and South African Krugerrand gold bullion is offered for sale at the Chicago Coin Company May 11, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois. Inflationary worries today drove gold above $725 an ounce, a new 25-year high. The record for gold was set in January 1980 when it hit $875 an ounce during a two-day buying surge. (Photo Illustration by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Gold Mining May Peak This Year, Collapse By 2035

There may not be much gold and diamonds left for miners, with other metals also running out.

03/31/2015

Coins

U.S. Mint Experimenting With New Metals To Make Coins Cheaper

When it comes to making coins, the Mint isn’t getting its two cents worth. In some cases, it doesn’t even get half of that. A penny costs more than two cents and a nickel costs more than 11 cents to make and distribute. The quandary is how to make coins more cheaply without sparing our change’s quality and durability, or altering its size and appearance.

12/20/2012

Medical Generic, caduces

East Bay Kids To Undergo Blood Tests For Harmful Metals

A pilot study in the East Bay is focusing on small children whose parents live near two industrial factories. Participants will voluntarily be tested for heavy metals in the bloodstream.

01/25/2012

HP Pt 2 edit

Summer Rewind

A look back at the great movies, music and books that came out this Summer and a preview of what we can look forward to this Fall

08/22/2011