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Indonesia produces the second-largest amount of nickel in the world.

Nickel is surging after Indonesia said it will ban exports of the metal from January

The metal's price hit a five-year high of $18,785. That's bad news for China, one of the world's biggest buyers of nickel.

7 deficiencies that can cause weight gain

Weight gain can be a signal that something else is going on with your body. Many vitamins, mineral, and hormone deficiencies are linked to metabolic disorders that affect your body's natural ability to manage weight. Here are seven deficiencies that can cause weight gain.

New evidence suggests that most vitamins are useless, but here are the only ones you should take

Vitamins and supplements are a $37 billion industry, but new research has found that they're mostly useless. Here are the vitamins you should take — and the ones you should avoid.

There’s even more evidence to suggest most popular vitamin supplements are essentially useless

A new systematic review of five years of studies found that some of the most popular vitamin and mineral supplements — like vitamin D, calcium, and vitamin C — provide no real health benefits.

North Korea is sitting on a stockpile of minerals worth trillions

Some 200 varieties of minerals sit beneath the mountains of North Korea, but the country is too poor and too dangerous to capitalize on the untapped wealth.

Earth entered a new epoch on July 16, 1945 — and that’s just the beginning of how humans have changed the planet

While nature is responsible for more than 5,000 of Earth's minerals, people are responsible for more than 200. That impact will be noticeable for many years.