Edge On The Clock: World’s Largest Blue Diamond Sells At Auction for $57.5M

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — One-fifth of all reptile species face the risk of extinction. That’s the finding of a first-of-its-kind study for reptiles. The study took 15 years to complete. It involves nearly a thousand scientists in two dozen countries. Habitat loss driven by logging, agriculture and urbanization, and competition with invasive species are the main threats to reptiles.

Plus, the world’s largest blue diamond sold at auction for $57.5 million. It’s called the De Beers Cullinan Blue. The 15.1 carat gem sold at Sotheby’s in Hong Kong, after an eight-minute bidding war among four hopeful buyers.

And, the coronavirus pandemic may have affected workplace creativity. A new study shows employees in virtual meetings, like Zoom, have more difficulty coming up with innovative ideas than those who talk in person.

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