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Tight budgets are forcing NASA to consider turning off one or more planetary science projects that have completed their...
Ebola is not a stranger to West Africa—an outbreak in the 1990s killed chimpanzees and sickened one researcher. But the...
In an as-yet-unpublished report, an international panel of geoscientists has concluded that a pair of deadly...
Tropical disease experts tried and failed before to eradicate yaws, a rare disfiguring disease of poor countries. Now,...
Since 2002, researchers have reported that agricultural communities in the hot and humid Pacific Coast of Central...
Balkan endemic kidney disease surfaced in the 1950s and for decades defied attempts to finger the cause. It occurred...
The Pyrenean ibex, an impressive mountain goat that lived in the central Pyrenees in Spain, went extinct in 2000. But a...
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Exxon Valdez Oil Remnants Still Fresh
28 February 2014 11:15 am
Twenty-five years after the Exxon Valdez oil spill, remnants of the disaster are still as fresh as ever. Scientists interested in how oil persists long after a spill have discovered traces of the substance lodged between boulders in Alaska; the remnants are similar to 11-day-old oil. The researchers, who presented their work at this week’s Ocean Sciences Meeting in Honolulu, caution that the oil they’re finding and studying is minute compared with the vast amount originally spilled.
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