Since ancient times, truffles have been prized for their unique, earthy flavor and intoxicating aroma. There are hundreds of different truffle species, but only a few have any value in the culinary world. White truffles (Tuber magnatum pico) and black winter truffles (Tuber melanosporum) are considered the best — true luxuries.
Are coincidences just mathematics? According to a Cambridge statistician they are. Read these amazing stories collected from around the world and decide for yourself…
Tom Lucking came across the 800-year-old silver and amethyst brooch while out on a ‘metal detecting rally’ on some recently ploughed farmland in Wymondham, Norfolk. Tom’s brooch discovery comes five years after he found an Anglo-Saxon gold pendant (pictured) worth £145,000
An Australian family experienced a stroke of luck when they found a gold nugget — valued at tens of thousands of dollars — while they were walking their dog on Sunday.
Sometime in the late 12th century CE, a merchant ship laden with trade goods sank off the coast of Java. The 100,000 ceramic vessels, 200 tons of iron, and smaller amounts of ivory, resin, and tin ingots offer a narrow window onto a much broader world of global trade and political change. The merchant vessel that sank in the Java Sea was the pointy tip of a very long spear, and a new study sheds some light on the trade networks and manufacturing industry hidden behind its cargo—all thanks to a little help from a cool X-ray gun.