diamonds

A Lot of Diamonds

There May Be a Quadrillion Tons of Diamond Buried Deep Inside the Earth

A new study estimates that Earth’s interior contains 1000 times more diamond than we thought.
Sarah Emerson
7.18.18
Bygone Planets

These Alien Diamonds Belonged to a Lost Mars-Sized World

Earth survived the solar system’s tumultuous infancy more or less intact. Other planets were not so lucky.
Becky Ferreira
4.17.18
Ice VII

There Is Liquid Water Over 400 Miles Below Earth’s Surface

A new type of ice found in diamonds suggests pockets of liquid water exist deep in Earth’s mantle.
Daniel Oberhaus
3.9.18
diamonds

Scientists Create Diamonds From Plastic Using High-Powered Lasers

It's the first 'unambiguous observation' of a system believed to create 'diamond rain' on planets like Uranus and Neptune.
Becky Ferreira
8.21.17
News

The World’s Blood Diamond Watchdog Is Looking to the Blockchain

But can new technology fix a broken process?
Jordan Pearson
8.31.16
video

Check Out the Boiling Hellscape of Planet 55 Cancri E in this Video Rendering

This exoplanet orbits so close to its sun that a year lasts only 18 hours.
Rachel Pick
2.17.16
Science

'Essentially, We Have Discovered a New Layer in the Earth'

An ultra-hard layer of rock is causing a geologic traffic jam nearly a thousand miles beneath our feet.
Maddie Stone
3.23.15
Science

How Colonial Congo's Diamond Trade Helped Turn HIV into a Pandemic

More trade led to more travel and a further spread to the disease.
Jason Koebler
10.2.14
Motherboard Blog

Meet the Man Who Transforms Corpses into Diamonds

A little chemistry can turn anyone's ashes into a uniquely colored gem. Just beware the diamond thief body snatchers.
Gian Volpicelli
1.10.14