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Dramatic photos from space of oil spill in Gulf

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An estimated 42,000 gallons of oil per day were leaking from an oil well in the Gulf of Mexico in late April, following an explosion at an offshore drilling rig on April 20, 2010. The rig eventually capsized and sank. These images of the affected area were captured on April 25 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aquasatellite (top, wider view) and the Advanced Land Imager on NASA’s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite (bottom, close up). In the top image, the Mississippi…

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NYT on Sriracha: An All-American Sauce

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From the Editorial Notebook: I was disillusioned when I read in The Times that Sriracha sauce was invented in Los Angeles. I always assumed that the garlicky, tangy chili sauce I squirt with abandon on most of my food came from an exotic hamlet in Vietnam. Memories of prior disappointments came flooding back. As a teenager living in Mexico, I was sure Tabasco sauce was domestic. It’s hot. It shares a name with a big Mexican state. Depending on who…

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