A 14-year-long oil spill in Gulf of Mexico verges on becoming one of the worst in US history
NEW ORLEANS - An oil spill that has been quietly leaking millions of barrels into the Gulf of Mexico has gone unplugged for so long that it now verges on becoming one of the worst offshore disasters in U.S. history. Between 300 and 700 barrels of oil per day have been spewing from a site 12 miles off the Louisiana coast since 2004, when an oil-production platform owned by Taylor Energy sank in a mudslide triggered by Hurricane Ivan. Many of the wells have not been capped, and federal officials estimate that the spill could continue through this century. With no fix in sight, the Taylor offshore spill is threatening to overtake BP's Deepwater Horizon disaster as the largest ever.
2 new women sworn into Nevada Supreme Court; majority of 7 member court is female
Nevada's Supreme Court made history Thursday, as two new women donned the robes of justices. That means a majority of the seven-member court is female for the first time.
Using a Health Savings Account to Pay Long-Term-Care Premiums
You can tap an HSA to pay the premiums for a long-term-care insurance policy, but the amount you can withdraw tax-free depends on your age.
Advanced Materials: The DNA of Disruption
Replay The need to make products faster, stronger, smaller and lighter is driving the development of new and enhanced materials with properties out of reach of prior generations. Goldman Sachs Research’s Craig Sainsbury discusses three of the most promising – graphene, nanotechnology and OLEDs – and their potential applications from cancer treatment to water filtration.
Report: Some Juul employees don’t want to ride with the Marlboro man
Altria Group may want a piece of Juul.
Port of Galveston prepares to welcome Carnival Vista
The Port of Galveston is about to welcome its largest cruise ship. The Carnival Vista will take its inaugural voyage from Galveston on Sept. 23.
Rigging of Foreign Exchange Market Makes Felons of Top Banks
Traders, including some who called themselves “the cartel,” colluded to manipulate the foreign exchange market, federal and state authorities said.
Flyers introduce odd-looking mascot, soak in the comments
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers have introduced an odd-looking new team mascot — a 7-foot fuzzy creature named Gritty with a wild, orange beard. The character's debut triggered an outpouring of comments online, including "Good luck sleeping tonight, Flyers fans" and comparisons to ZZ Top and the Muppets. Twitter users created memes with Gritty taking the place of horror-movie villains and splicing his head onto other disturbing images.
Anyone for Diglycerides? Anyone? Food Scientists Are Getting Fed Up With Picky Eaters
Cyanocobalamin is just another word for vitamin B12. Xanthan gum is a safe way to stabilize sauces. But try telling that to consumers.
How To Make Your Own Tie-Dye T-Shirts Using Markers
This fun DIY is so easy! Make your own tie-dye t-shirt in just minutes using Sharpies or permanent markers and rubbing alcohol.