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tv

HBO's ‘The Righteous Gemstones’ Brutally Skewers Christian Hypocrisy

Anyone who's ever been in a megachurch will easily recognize the stereotypes.
Josh Terry
8.16.19
Motherboard

This Ancient Insect Is Preserved Inside an Iridescent Opal

The bug might have been trapped in amber that became “opalized” over millions of years.
Becky Ferreira
1.25.19
Ultramarine

Scientists Identify a Medieval Artist by the Blue Gemstone in Her Teeth

“The discovery of lapis lazuli in the dental calculus of an 11th-century religious woman is without precedent in the European medieval archaeological record.”
Becky Ferreira
1.9.19
gEM LIFE

These Dazzling Gemstones Are Home to Microbes

It's the first time traces of life have been found inside these precious jewels.
Becky Ferreira
8.8.18
sculpture

Meet the Artist Making "Daggers" for Spiritual Protection

Lucien Shapiro fuses gems, minerals, and love to make spiritually protective art weapons.
Andrew Nunes
6.27.17
Music

[Premiere] 8,500 Photos Create a Stop-Motion That's Rocks

Using 60 rocks from 15 different countries, stop-motion maestro Christophe Thockler brings Michna's "Solid Gold" to life.
TCP Staff
7.15.15
Art

This Chocolate Bunny Is $49k and Has Diamonds for Eyes

Martin Chiffers will sculpt the the crown jewel of your Easter basket.
Beckett Mufson
3.26.15
WITCHES

Meet the 'Water Witcher' Who Is Helping California Farmers Deal with Drought

California's severe drought is making desperate farmers creative. Many are seeking help from water witches or "dowsers"—people who use tree branches to tap into energy fields below the surface of the land—to locate groundwater. I spoke with one to see...
Lauren Rothman
3.26.14
Food

Meet the 'Water Witcher' Who Is Helping California Farmers Deal with Drought

California's severe drought is making desperate farmers creative. Many are seeking help from water witches or "dowsers"—people who use tree branches to tap into energy fields below the surface of the land—to locate groundwater. I spoke with one to see...
Lauren Rothman
3.26.14