Discovered: Scientists dig up Frodo fossils; autistic people hear music better; babies' brains foretell adult diseases; Deepwater Horizon cleanup could hurt coral all over again.
A judge accepted a guilty plea, forcing BP to pay fine of $4 billion. But that doesn't encompass the massive oil spill and widespread contamination that the Deepwater explosion led to, and a "massive" trial still awaits the oil giant.
Discovered: BP spill killed fledgling fish; middle-aged monkeys; caves reveal sea-level rise; how many scientists does it take to get to the bottom of the owl's soundless flight?
BP has pleaded guilty to 14 criminal charges related to the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill of April 2010 and will pay a record penalty of $4.5 billion, which includes $1.26 billion for criminal felonies, according to CBS News.
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