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Did Juul Lure Teenagers and Get ‘Customers for Life’?

Did Juul Lure Teenagers and Get ‘Customers for Life’?

Juul is under federal investigation for marketing its discreet, flash-drive-resembling e-cigarette product to youth.

A Blended Family: Her Mother Was Neanderthal, Her Father Something Else Entirely

A Blended Family: Her Mother Was Neanderthal, Her Father Something Else Entirely

Clockwise from top, researchers Richard Roberts, Vladimir Ulianov and Maxim Kozlikin in a chamber of the Denisova cave in Siberia, where the fossil of a 90,000-year-old human hybrid was discovered.

Eagles Take to South African Agriculture

Eagles Take to South African Agriculture

Verreaux’s Eagles nesting in South Africa’s mountains are not as successful as their neighbors nesting in an agricultural landscape.

3.6 Degrees of Uncertainty

3.6 Degrees of Uncertainty

Icebergs near Greenland's glaciers, which are speeding up as the climate warms.

To See the Best Christmas Trees, You’ll Need Scuba Gear

To See the Best Christmas Trees, You’ll Need Scuba Gear

A Spirobranchus worm, commonly called the Christmas tree worm, on a coral reef near Eilat, Israel.

Ancient Burial Pits Reveal Sophisticated Rituals

Ancient Burial Pits Reveal Sophisticated Rituals

Stone pendants and earrings recovered from the Lothagam North Pillar Site in Kenya, which is about 5,300 years old. It was used as a burial site for about 700 years. Then, abruptly and mysteriously, the burials stopped.

It’s Cold Outside, but Earth Is at Its Closest Approach to the Sun

It’s Cold Outside, but Earth Is at Its Closest Approach to the Sun

Sunset over the Atlantic Ocean, viewed from the International Space Station in 2014.

How Cockroaches Crash Into Walls and Keep Going

How Cockroaches Crash Into Walls and Keep Going

Scientists found that the tough exteriors of cockroaches help them keep moving without losing much momentum when they bump into things.

Hints of Human Evolution in Chimpanzees That Endure a Savanna’s Heat

Hints of Human Evolution in Chimpanzees That Endure a Savanna’s Heat

A male chimpanzee drinking at a waterhole in Fongoli, a Senegalese savanna. Temperatures at Fongoli can reach 110 degrees Fahrenheit or more.

In Picasso’s Blue Period, Scanners Find Secrets He Painted Over

In Picasso’s Blue Period, Scanners Find Secrets He Painted Over

Using tools originally developed for medicine, manufacturing and geology, researchers were able to discover new insights into “La Miséreuse accroupie,” a 1902 painting by Pablo Picasso from his “Blue Period.”

Bodies Remodeled for a Life at Sea

Bodies Remodeled for a Life at Sea

A Bajau diver spearfishes in Sulawesi. A study suggests these sea-dwelling people have evolved adaptations to deep diving.

Where NASA Put a Parking Lot, Dinosaurs and Mammals Once Crossed Paths

Where NASA Put a Parking Lot, Dinosaurs and Mammals Once Crossed Paths

A nearly 9-foot slab of rock found in a parking lot on the grounds of NASA’s Goddard Spaceflight Center holds the fossilized tracks of several dinosaurs and even a few early mammals.

Life on Mars? Rover’s Latest Discovery Puts It ‘On the Table’

Life on Mars? Rover’s Latest Discovery Puts It ‘On the Table’

In 2015, the Curiosity rover drilled into a mudstone called "Mojave." Analysis of those drill cuttings yielded organic molecules.

At 12, He Had a Viral Science Video. At 14, He Fears He Was Too Rude.

At 12, He Had a Viral Science Video. At 14, He Fears He Was Too Rude.

Marco Zozaya in March near his home in Mexico. He aspires to be a science communicator like Neil deGrasse Tyson, but faces the conundrum of internet audiences and algorithms that may prefer drama over scientific information.


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