Published April 20, 2011
Explore zoomable maps of the U.S. Gulf Coast to see which beaches were hit worst by the oil spill last summer and how they're faring now. (Also see: "Gulf Oil Spill Anniversary: Hard-Hit Beaches Mostly Oil-Free.")
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These six scientists were snubbed for awards or robbed of credit for discoveries … because they were women.
Sweden needs garbage to maintain its energy habits, so it’s begun importing trash—just over 881,000 tons—from nearby Norway to do it.
A boulder-size meteor slammed into the moon in March, igniting an explosion so bright that anyone looking up at right moment might have spotted it.