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At Deepwater Horizon, Basic Research Was Applied

At Deepwater Horizon, Basic Research Was Applied

“Basic research, directed simply toward more complete understanding of nature and its laws, embarks upon the unknown. Clearly, that which has never been known cannot be foretold, and herein lies the great promise of basic…

"Nothing Could Diminish the Excitement Of Seeing the Animals for the First Time"

“Nothing Could Diminish the Excitement Of Seeing the Animals for the First Time”

The scientists who made the surprising discovery of teeming life around hydrothermal vents of the Galápagos Rift in 1977 were geologists and geochemists. They had not expected to find spectacular colonies of previously unknown, large…