Vape Detectors in Schools, Mental Health on Pinterest, and More News

Pinterest is saving and kids are misbehaving, but first, a cartoon about a robot’s biggest challenge. Here’s the news you need to know, in two minutes or less. Want to receive this two-minute roundup as an email every weekday? Sign up here! Today’s News How wily teens outwit bathroom vape …

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How Wily Teens Outwit Bathroom Vape Detectors

Last spring, students at Hinsdale Central High School discovered six vaping detectors in bathrooms and locker rooms around campus. About 20 miles south-west of Chicago, Hinsdale Central has been battling on-campus vaping for years: Administrators tried making students take online courses if they were caught with e-cigarettes; they talked to …

How the Climate Crisis Is Killing Us, in 9 Alarming Charts

Maybe you live in Ohio, far away from rising seas. Maybe you live in Canada, nowhere near a blazing desert. You might think climate change isn’t your problem, at least not yet. But maybe today we can change your mind. The medical journal The Lancet just released its annual report …

The Science Is Extremely Clear: You Need to Prioritize Sleep

When I was in college, I informed my parents that they could stop hoping I would achieve anything close to greatness: I simply needed too much sleep. While President Barack Obama was up late sending emails and writing letters into the wee hours, and all my friends were telling me …

A “Safe” Smoking Gadget, Vodka Made From Air, and More News

Tobacco is warming and new alcohols are forming, but first, a cartoon about the dangers of self-diagnosis. Here’s the news you need to know, in two minutes or less. Want to receive this two-minute roundup as an email every weekday? Sign up here! Today’s Headlines A new smoking gadget says …

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

“Clearly, the best thing somebody can do is to quit nicotine and tobacco altogether,” says Moira Gilchrist, a spokesperson for Philip Morris International, which developed the Iqos. Short of quitting, though, Gilchrist says the Iqos is a “better alternative.” In April, the FDA allowed the product to go on sale …

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

“Clearly the best thing somebody can do is to quit nicotine and tobacco altogether,” says Moira Gilchrist, a spokesperson for Philip Morris International, which developed the Iqos. Short of quitting, though, Gilchrist says that the Iqos is a “better alternative.” In April, the FDA allowed the product to go on …

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

“Clearly the best thing somebody can do is to quit nicotine and tobacco altogether,” says Moira Gilchrist, vice president of scientific communications at Philip Morris International, which developed the Iqos. Short of quitting, though, Gilchrist says that the Iqos is a “better alternative.” In April, the FDA allowed the product …