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Officials last week revealed that the U.S. contribution to ITER could cost $3.9 billion by 2034—roughly four times the...
An experimental hepatitis B drug that looked safe in animal trials tragically killed five of 15 patients in 1993. Now,...
Using the two high-quality genomes that exist for Neandertals and Denisovans, researchers find clues to gene activity...
A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes that humanity has done little to slow...
Astronomers have discovered an Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of a red dwarf—a star cooler than the sun—500...
Three years ago, Jennifer Francis of Rutgers University proposed that a warming Arctic was altering the behavior of the...
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Oil Likely Headed North
4 June 2010 3:55 pm
Modelers at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, have dramatized what researchers have been pointing out for weeks: Some of the oil being spilled into the Gulf of Mexico will inevitably enter the Gulf's Loop Current and sweep around Florida to enter the Gulf Stream. Those currents are so swift—covering 60 to 160 kilometers per day—that oil could enter the far North Atlantic this summer.