Juul’s Competitors Won’t Quit Selling Flavored Vapes

WASHINGTON — Juul’s competitors are blaming the company for the trouble their industry faces, and say they won’t stop selling flavored nicotine pods, despite the e-cigarette market leader stopping such sales. On Thursday, Juul’s CEO, K.C. Crosthwaite, announced the suspension of sales of mango, creme, fruit, and cucumber flavors (but not mint and menthol flavors also threatened by the Donald …

Hikers Find Mystery Skeleton on Remote Mountain in California

Had they not gotten off track, a pair of hikers on Mount Williamson, California’s second-highest peak, would have missed it. In a remote area about three hours from the mountain’s summit, a bleached skull peeked out from beneath gray boulders. “We were in disbelief,” said one of the hikers, Brandon Follin, 22, who was with his friend, Tyler Hofer, 33. …

NASA Astronauts Conduct the First All-Female Spacewalk

NASA reached a milestone on Friday morning when two Americans ventured out of the International Space Station to replace a power controller: The astronauts, Jessica Meir and Christina Koch, had undertaken the first all-female spacewalk. Shortly before 8 a.m., live video of the event showed two bulky white figures — first Ms. Koch, then Ms. Meir — emerging slowly from …

NASA Emails Show How A “Sneaky” Asteroid Escaped Detection

Ben Kothe / BuzzFeed News; Wikimedia Commons In late July, a record-setting asteroid hurtled just 40,400 miles over Earth, the largest space rock to come so close in a century. But perhaps more alarming than the flyby itself is how much it caught NASA by surprise, according to internal agency documents obtained by BuzzFeed News. Spotted just 24 hours before …

Court Blocks Trump’s Plan to Ease Bird Protections on Oil Lands

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Wednesday blocked the Trump administration’s plan to ease protections for an iconic bird that makes its home on millions of acres of oil and gas-rich sagebrush lands, dealing a blow to government efforts to allow more drilling, mining and …

Al Sharpton’s Organization Has Canceled A “Both Sides” Vaccine Event

An event hosted by Rev. Al Sharpton’s civil rights organization and poised to raise dangerous anti-vaccine viewpoints in Harlem this weekend was canceled by the group on Tuesday, after physicians and public health officials argued that the event was harmful and targeted the African American community. “We said both sides must be heard — we haven’t taken a position yet,” …

What Are the Benefits of CBD?

More than 60 percent of CBD users were taking it for anxiety, according to a survey of 5,000 people. Does it help? Sahred From Source link Science

NASA Wants A Spacecraft To Spot Dangerous Asteroids

WASHINGTON — NASA committed on Monday to launching a spacecraft to spot dangerous asteroids, after a narrow miss with a record-sized asteroid this summer left the agency reeling. The spacecraft, slated to be ready by 2025 if it gets $500 to $600 million of funding from Congress, should be able to detect 90% of all threatening space rocks aimed at …

This Fungus Mutates. That’s Good News if You Like Cheese.

The legend of Camembert is one of daring escape and dairy espionage. The cheese was invented in 1791 when a priest from Brie (yes, like the cheese), took shelter with a dairymaid, Marie Harel, as he fled France’s anticlerical government. He taught her to make cheese with an edible rind, as local lore tells it. But the lesser known character …