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Down in the hole: A photo tour of Australia's largest open-pit gold mine, the Super Pit (pictures)

The Super Pit is the largest open-pit gold mine in Australia. A canyon-size hole populated by house-size trucks, it's large enough to be seen from orbit. Here's what it looks like up close.

35 Images By May 4, 2015


Take a tour of the Super Pit: The largest open-pit gold mine in Australia

The Super Pit is the largest open-pit gold mine in Australia, and one of the largest in the world. House-size machines dig into a canyon-size hole. Here's a full tour.

By May 4, 2015


Someday your new iPhone could contain metals mined from poo

There's gold in them thar dookies! Researchers says there's millions worth of gold, silver, platinum and other precious metals in our sewage and they've got a plan to retrieve it.

By March 25, 2015


Ancient amber-entombed flea may hold bubonic plague secrets

Fossilized bacteria trapped with a flea from millions of years ago could have something to tell us about the history of the much-feared Black Death.

By September 30, 2015


Bitcoin-mining company Butterfly Labs shut down by FTC

Company marketed specialized computers designed to produce the cryptocurrency but delivered useless machines, according to an FTC complaint.

By September 23, 2014


In tiny Israel, startups reach for global success

For years, most Israeli startup founders defined success as a quick sale to a bigger company. Now, they see a chance to build a lasting business.

By September 15, 2015


Hacker swipes $83,000 from Bitcoin mining pools

Bitcoin exchanges and trading posts have been hacking targets over the past year, but now one hacker has taken on ISPs to loot cryptocurrency from mining pools.

By August 8, 2014


Learn the secret language of Twitch's rogue emojis

Twitch, Amazon's site to broadcast and watch footage of people playing video games, has chat rooms packed with the craziest emoji -- called emotes -- you've ever seen. These glyphs mean more than meets the eye.

By May 31, 2015


Kanye vs. Code? Rapping computer is almost ready to battle

By using some network architecture that's sick, this rapping code knows the best rhymes to pick.

By May 21, 2015


Celebrity teen Jaden Smith dons a superhero suit at prom

Who cares about the prom king? Actor Will Smith's famous teen son Jaden trades in the traditional tuxedo for a cool superhero costume complete with a cape. Of course he does.

By May 19, 2015