You may have heard about Archimedes and the original "eureka" moment—when he realized that he could tell if the king's crown was truly gold by how much water it would displace. But if the fake gold was the same density as the genuine article, that method wouldn't work. Modern-day science has a few more methods of verification at its disposal. Keep scrolling to find out how we sniff out the real deal.
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Written by Curiosity Staff May 15, 2017
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