Discovery Discover Magazine lists a few simple facts (what? No dinosaurs?) about the substance that's wreaking havoc, including the tidbit that it was once considered a health drink.
Minor point, but the publication is Discover Magazine (no "y").
One of the best, if not the best, science periodical for the layman, I might add, even if its tone has gotten a little sloppy over the last few years. -JZ
My biology textbooks always taught me that most of our fossil fuels are a result of the thick vegetation from the Carboniferous Period. Of course, that includes coal. Imagine how human civilization might be different without this period in Earth's history.
Big points to Zeb for being the first person in the short but glorious history of News Cut to invoke a reference to the Carboniferous Period. That's worthy of a prize of some sort.
a gallon of gas?