Rare Diamonds That Fell to Earth Came From Dwarf Planet, Scientists Say

According to a recent study, an old dwarf planet that collided with a massive asteroid 4.5 billion years ago produced a collection of 18 unusual meteorites that include diamonds. Lonsdaleite, a rare hexagonal super-hard kind of priceless gemstone, is present in the specimens. The finding could contain the secret to developing mining drills that are … Read more

South Africans Want The Return Of ‘World’s Largest Diamond’ on Queen Elizabeth’s Sceptre

The passing of Queen Elizabeth II sparked a range of emotions around the world. One of them is the monarchy’s historical position and its interactions with its former colonies. People in South Africa are discussing the Queen’s ownership of the biggest diamond in the world. The stone, known as “The Great Star of Africa,” was … Read more

Major earthquake strikes Mexico on Sept. 19 for the third time since 1985, this time a magnitude 7.6; 1 dead

On Monday, a 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck Mexico’s west coast, curiously on the same day as two other significant quakes that had shaken the nation years before. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, there were no initial indications of significant damage caused by the earthquake, which struck at 1:05 p.m. local time. According to President … Read more