Historic Cathedral Can Be Saved With ... Olive Oil?

Brits hope to keep York Minister from falling apart

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 13, 2013 4:02 PM CST

(Newser) – Nothing like a little salad dressing to rescue an 800-year-old cathedral. British scientists and archaeologists tasked with saving York Minister, a stunning cathedral in northern England, say olive oil may do the trick, NPR reports. The oil's main ingredient—oleic acid—could protect the...   Read full story »


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