Scientists Actually Want to Mine Poop for Gold, Other Valuable Metals

Apparently, buckets of gold and plenty of other precious metal end up at wastewater treatment plants every year
by Laura Sinpetru, March 24th, 2015
 

Mammoth Saw Slices Through Mountains, Weighs 45,000 Tons

The freakishly colossal machinery is so big that it requires assistance from as many as 27 miners to operate
by Laura Sinpetru, January 28th, 2015
 

Mammoth Truck Is over 20 Meters (65 Feet) Long, Weighs 360 Tons

The truck can carry around 450 tons of cargo, is currently operating at a mine in Russia's Kuzbass region
by Laura Sinpetru, November 14th, 2014
 

Photo of the Day: The Earth's Navel Is a Frightening Sight

This positively stunning photo of a freakishly massive hole in the ground might just give you a brain bleed
by Laura Sinpetru, October 1st, 2014
“Devil's Ear” Discovered in Russia on Friday 13, on a Full Moon

“Devil's Ear” Discovered in Russia on Friday 13, on a Full Moon

by Laura Sinpetru, June 24th, 2014
As if this were not enough, the miners who found it say the “ear” weighs 6,664 grams
 

NAS Boxes “Pwned” by Crypto Currency Miner

Attacker managed to rake in over $600,000 (443,016 EUR) in digital money
by Ionut Ilascu, June 16th, 2014
 

New Bitcoin Mining Malware Found on Android, BadLepricon

It has been discovered in a series of wallpaper apps in Google Play Store
by Ionut Arghire, April 25th, 2014
Crowdsourcing Effort for Asteroid Mining Underway

Crowdsourcing Effort for Asteroid Mining Underway

by Tudor Vieru, November 22nd, 2013
Planetary Resources Inc. signs new agreement with NASA
 

Annual Forest Loss in the Peruvian Amazon Has Tripled in Just 5 Years

Researchers find mining has caused way more rainforest damage than previously assumed
by Laura Sinpetru, October 29th, 2013
 

Sinkhole Swallows Pond in Newcastle, California

The depression was formed on a property previously used for mining
by Raluca Anghel, March 20th, 2013
 
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