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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

Action Comics #1 (credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Rare Copy of Superman Comic Book Fetches $3.2 Million On eBay

A rare, nearly flawless copy of the Man of Steel’s comic-book debut has sold for a super-powered price…

08/25/2014

A rarely seen Salvin's Albatross was seen about 25-miles off the Half Moon Bay coast. (Courtesy: Tom Mattusch)

Rare Albatross Spotted Off Pillar Point In 2nd Sighting In North America

A rare seabird has been spotted for just the second time in North America, this time off the California coast.

07/29/2014

A pair of burrowing owls guards a nest. (CBS)

Bottle Shoved Into Burrow Kills Rare Owls On Mountain View Golf Course

A pair of rare burrowing owls was found dead on the Shoreline Golf Links after a bottle was shoved into their burrow.

06/11/2014

Judy Garland in "Wizard of Oz" (credit: Warner Bros.)

Bay Area Collector To Auction Early Version Of ‘Wizard Of Oz’ Dress

An early version of the famous Dorothy Gale dress worn by actress Judy Garland in “The Wizard of Oz” will soon have a new owner…

07/15/2013

A six-pack of Westvleteren 12 is displayed at Ales Unlimited on December 12, 2012 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Rare Belgian Beer’s U.S. Debut Draws Crowds Seeking $90 Six Pack

Westvleteren 12, a beer brewed by Belgian monks at St. Sixtus Abbey, had never before been released internationally, but monks brewed up some extra this year to raise funds for a new roof and other improvements to the abbey.

12/13/2012

A short-eared owl photographed by a remote camera at Point Reyes National Seashore. (Point Reyes National Seashore)

Infrared Cameras Capture Rarely Seen Animals On Pt. Reyes Seashore

Over nearly two decades, a system of wildlife cameras have captured some of the most rarely spotted California animals along the Point Reyes National Seashore.

10/11/2012

Franciscan Manzanita, shown here, was recently found in the Presidio in San Francisco. (Charles Webber/California Academy of Sciences)

Shrub Gets Endangered Status; 300 SF Acres Proposed For Rehabilitation

Federal wildlife officials have added a native San Francisco shrub that was once believed to be extinct to the endangered species list.

09/05/2012