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
Design

Designers Turned Playing Cards into a Legit Sci-Fi Universe

Spades are aliens and clubs are space marines in Lunar Saloon's cyberpunk interpretation of the classic card deck.
Beckett Mufson
4.18.17
The Dating Game

Lessons in Love from Dating the Undateables in Harvest Moon

Do you settle for the girl-next-door, simple and easy to impress? Or do you rock up to the school reunion with a goddess on your arm?
Kate Gray
1.27.17
Holy Shit

Somebody Should Really Buy The World’s Most Expensive Christmas Sweater from 2 Chainz

50 Carats of diamonds and 250 grams of gold are weaved into the shiny knitwear item.
Alex Robert Ross
12.17.16
Vice Blog

Andrew W.K. on Pressure

"We've also been told that avoiding strife and strain is proof of real success in life. But deeper inside, we realize this can't be why we're here."
Andrew W.K.
9.28.16
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
Vice Blog

How to Get Married When You're Young and Broke

No money? No problem.
Caroline Thompson
7.22.16
The We Missed You Issue

Inside South Africa's Abandoned Mining Town

A diamond ghost town faces an uncertain future in the South African desert.
Kimon de Greef; Photos by Kent Andreasen
3.29.16
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
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