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Chatting with Helen Maroulis: Olympic gold medalist in wrestling Special

2016 Olympic gold medalist and wrestling champion Helen Maroulis chatted with me about her historic win at Rio de Janeiro, and she offered advice for wrestling hopefuls.

Katerina Stefanidi named 'European Female Athlete of August'

2016 Olympic gold medalist Katerina Stefanidi has another major reason to celebrate. She has been honored by European Athletics.

Helen Maroulis is first American woman to win wrestling gold

Rio De Janeiro - Maryland native Helen Maroulis is the first American woman in history to win an Olympic gold medal in the sport of wrestling.

Worth an ounce of gold? Extracting metal from old mobiles

Edinburgh - Scientists in Scotland have come up with a novel means to extract gold from obsolete mobile devices. The technique will allow for more efficient recycling of old hardware.

Eleftherios Petrounias wins gold: Greece's 'Lord of the Rings'

Eleftherios Petrounias is Greece's golden child, and the newest "Lord of the Rings." He won the gold medal in still rings at the Olympic Games.

Meet Joseph Schooling: 2016 Olympic gold medalist in swimming

21-year-old Singaporean swimmer Joseph Schooling made history at the 2016 Olympic Games that were held in Rio de Janeiro.

Meet Anna Korakaki: Greek Olympic champion with 'golden' gun

Rio De Janeiro - Greek shooter Anna Korakaki has won two Olympic medals for Greece at the 2016 Olympic Games that were held in Rio de Janeiro.

Olympic gold medalist Mary Lou Retton talks 'Dear Future Me' Special

Olympic gold medalist Mary Lou Retton chatted with Digital Journal about her "Dear Future Me" campaign, where she has partnered with Nature's Bounty.

Olympian Mark Schultz: One of the best 'Sooners' in Oklahoma

More than 30 years and many Olympiads later, wrestlers Mark Schultz and his late brother, Dave Schultz, are still two of the best wrestlers in the history of The University of Oklahoma.

Interview: BMX rider Jamie Bestwick talks gold medal win Special

BMX Rider Jamie Bestwick chatted with Digital Journal about his recent gold medal win at the X Games on Friday, June 2, and his new breathable underwear line.

Apple recycled $40 million worth of gold last year

Apple has announced it recycled over a ton of gold last year, or $40 million worth of the metal. Devices like smartphones contain relatively high amounts of gold as it is very electrically conductive and doesn't corrode easily, ideal for circuits.

Ruth B celebrates gold-certified single with 'Lost Boy'

Columbia recording artist Ruth B has a major reason to celebrate. Her single "Lost Boy" has been certified gold by the RIAA.

Worth their weight in gold? Platinum forming bacteria

Australian researchers have found the important role played by specialist bacteria in the formation and movement of platinum. The organisms are also associated with the processing of other metals.

Olympic gold medalist Mark Schultz earns Jiu-Jitsu black belt Special

Olympic gold medalist Mark Schultz should not be messed with. He has just earned his black belt in Jiu-Jitsu, and chatted with Digital Journal about this achievement.

Olympic gold medalist Benita Fitzgerald Mosley talks new venture Special

Olympic gold medalist Benita Fitzgerald Mosley chatted with Digital Journal about being CEO of Laureus Sport for Good Foundation USA.

Romania asks UNESCO to protect planned open-cast goldmine site

Bucharest - Romania has asked the UN cultural agency UNESCO to give world heritage list status to a village where a Canadian firm is battling to locate a controversial open-cast goldmine.

Op-Ed: Rosia Montana — Preserving patrimony for sustainable development Special

Rosia Montana is a small mining town located in the Rosiei Valley, western Transylvania, in Romania. The gold mine that the town is situated next to contains Europe’s largest gold deposits, which has been mined since Roman times.

Unused mobile phones are wasting £100 million of gold says report

A study has found that over £100 million worth of gold is being wasted inside unused or broken mobile phones in the UK alone. It suggests that mobile operators should be doing much more to encourage the recycling of old devices.

Swiss slammed for closing DR Congo 'dirty gold' case

Ginebra - Activists on Tuesday accused Swiss authorities of encouraging impunity, after prosecutors shut a case against a company suspected of laundering gold pillaged by armed groups in Democratic Republic of Congo.

Nanotech drug holds promise for treating Parkinson’s

A new method, employing nanotechnology, has shown promise for treating Parkinson’s disease. This is based on experiments using rats, although the results are promising enough to suggest that the method could one day see the drug used on people.

Shifting through sewage to get valuable metals

Sewage, one of the most unpleasant waste products, may contain valuable metals. While not exactly worth its weight in gold, scientists are looking at ways of extracting key elements from the sludge.

Gold nanoparticles used for unique energy storage

Scientists have devised a way to capture and store energy using gold nanoparticles. This is by using gold atoms at a level just below gold metal. The findings could help with future medical instruments.

Human poop may contain gold in it

Denver - A new study has revealed that human feces contain microscopic nuggets of gold, as well as silver and other rare metals such as palladium.

Husband ordered out of house by wife finds huge gold nugget

An Australian man who was ordered to "get out of the house" by his wife after becoming grumpy and stroppy has found a large nugget of gold hidden a few centimetres into the earth.

#thedress web sensation becomes powerful Salvation Army campaign

The furious Internet debate late last month around the perceived colour of a dress is now being used by charity the Salvation Army in a powerful new campaign about violence against women, saying "Why is it so hard to see black and blue?"

Custom gold-backed, diamond-adorned iPhone 6 costs $3.5 million

A custom-made iPhone 6 produced by Goldgenie is available to buy now for $3.5 million, finished in 24 carat gold or platinum and with other prestigious options available, just in case your iPhone wasn't flashy enough already.

Chinese farmer stumbles across 7.85kg of gold on ground

A farmer in a remote region of China has stumbled across a huge gold nugget on the ground on the land. The incredible find has an expected value of at least $250,000.

Olympian Mark Schultz: An exemplary athlete and American

Mark Schultz is a world champion in wrestling. He and his older brother, Dave, had won the gold medal in the 1984 Olympic Games.

Häagen-Dazs Japan releases gold and silver ice cream

Would you believe that Häagen-Dazs Japan's releases for December 9 include in their ingredients Ashirai silver foil, wine from Bordeaux, and specks of gold leaf?

Gold demand in Asia may rise with festival season

The festival season in India and demand in China are expected to push up sales of gold in Asia, till early 2015, reversing a weak year to date.
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