So What is Crude Oil?

The petroleum we pump out of the ground turns into a range of useful things: fuel for all forms of transportation, a key ingredient in plastics, and more. Alexis Madrigal, The Atlantic’s senior technology editor, takes a look at the chemistry of crude oil in the two-minute video above, explaining the process of distilling one barrel, gallon by gallon. Animated by Lindsey Testolin, this clip is part of a six-part video series in The User’s Guide to Energy special report.

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eBay announces a new look

It was seventeen years ago this month that eBay created a buy and sell system that people can use for everything. Since then they have helped millions of people launch their own businesses and helped in changing the way the world shops.

Today they’re announcing the new look of eBay that will be implemented in mid october or they will start implementing it in mid october so don’t be surprised if you logged on eBay one day and found a different logo.

You can find more information at eBay Announcements

Man holding tablet computer in cafe


Man holding eBay bags

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