News archive - October 2021

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Some of the world’s oldest rubies linked to early life

Up close image of a ruby

Carbon residue that was once ancient life found encased in a 2.5 billion-year-old ruby

While analyzing some of the world’s oldest coloured gemstones, researchers from the University of Waterloo discovered carbon residue that was once ancient life, encased in a 2.5 billion-year-old ruby.