Technology

FDA Permits the Sale of a New Smoking Device. Is It Safe?

Not quite an e-cigarette and not the old paper kind either, the Iqos is the latest controversial device to enter the vaping wars.

You Can Now Buy an FDA-Approved Smoking Gadget. Is It Safe?

Not quite an e-cigarette and not the old paper kind either, the Iqos is the latest controversial device to enter the vaping wars.

A Scientist's Tiny Black Hole Brings the Cosmos Into the...

Single-purpose quantum computers are helping physicists build simulations of nature's greatest hits and observe them up close.

A ‘Safe’ Smoking Gadget, Vodka Made From Air, and More...

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The Enduring Power of Asperger's, Even as a Non-Diagnosis

Six years after it ceased to be an official diagnosis, Asperger's lives on as a unifying label and a source of strength.

A New Smoking Gadget Says It's Safe. Should You Trust It?

Not quite an e-cigarette and not the old paper kind either, the Iqos is the latest controversial device to enter the vaping wars.

This Martini Wants to Kill Climate Change One Sip at a...

A carbon-negative vodka company makes its beverage literally out of thin air. Now that's booze you can use.

Aerial Scans Help Bust California's Worst Methane Leakers

The state may emit much more of the greenhouse gas than expected. But a new survey has revealed the top offenders, making leaks easier...

Measurements Are Often Full of Lies—and That's OK

Does a balance measure mass or weight? This common question reveals a core confusion about lab instruments: It's not always obvious...

If You Want a Robot to Learn Better, Be a Jerk to It

When humans give robots “tough love” by trying to knock objects out of their hands, it actually helps them find the best ways to hold...