| Nov 27, 2013
For many of us, lying in a lounge chair at poolside or on a towel in the sand gets boring after a while. We'd like to put some pizazz in our vacations but don't want to take out special insurance policies to cover, say, sky diving. But even the biggest...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 8:42 AM
This has not been a good year for gold investors.
Prices of the precious metal were at a three-week low Tuesday morning on speculation that a strengthening U.S. economy will spur the Federal Reserve to slow stimulus. Silver fell to its lowest level in...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 5:12 PM
QUITO, Ecuador — The vice president of Ecuador on Friday denounced illegal mining as growing scourge a day after a violent confrontation between soldiers and miners in an Amazonian region left one civilian dead and nine soldiers wounded.
| Nov 8, 2013
“When I’m done gold mining, I’m starting a rock band,” Todd Hoffman from Gold Rush tells us. And, he’s not kidding. The star of Discovery Channel’s most successful series, Gold Rush — which airs on Discovery...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 4:12 PM
The destructive environmental legacy of Gold Rush mining in the Sierra Nevada could last for thousands of years in the form of ongoing erosion of mercury-laced sediments, according to new research.
Mercury, a toxic heavy metal, was used in copious...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 2:47 PM
Have you been missing Robb Stark since his Red Wedding? Richard Madden won't be back on "Game of Thrones," but you only have a few more months to wait before the Scottish actor, bearded and in a different pelt, headlines the Discovery miniseries...
| Oct 24, 2013
“It’s going to be the best episode in the history of Gold Rush,” Todd Hoffman tells us of the two-hour Gold Rush Season 4 premiere scheduled for Friday, Oct. 25 at 9pm ET on Discovery. And the premiere is just the beginning of what...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 12:47 PM
That's the question raised by James Grant in a Washington Post op-ed, and his answer -- as anyone who knows Grant might expect -- is yes.
His real point is that it happens all the time, in a way, and will inevitably happen in the future. "On the...
| Oct 11, 2013
Gold Fever on Discovery Friday, Oct. 11 beginning at 9pm ET and Friday, Oct. 18 beginning at 9pm ET: Discovery just can't get enough gold these days. In addition to their hit series Gold Rush, which makes it Season 4 return Oct. 25, the network is...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 5:09 PM
M23 rebels in the lawless eastern reaches of the Democratic Republic of Congo have built alliances with local gangs to gain control of lucrative gold mines and smuggle out $500 million a year of the precious metal to finance their brutal attacks, a...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 7:48 PM
One Newport Beach family knows quite well the drive to strike it rich that was common during the California Gold Rush.
Sarajane Bartholomae, 67, and her four daughters — Kamme Hodge, 45, Korre Hartling, 43, Krista Hartling, 42, and Tori Hartling,...