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‘Thirdhand’ smoke can hitchhike to non-smoking sites

‘Thirdhand’ smoke can hitchhike to non-smoking sites

Author: Lindsey Konkel / Source: Science News for Students Toxic particles of so-called “thirdhand smoke” can settle on clothing. When the smoker comes indoors, those particles can go airborne again to pollute a new site. Even buildings that strictly enforce...

Tropical cyclones are getting more sluggish

Tropical cyclones are getting more sluggish

Author: Carolyn Gramling / Source: Science News for Students Tropical cyclones, such as 2017’s Hurricane Harvey (shown making landfall), have slowed down. That could make them more dangerous. Tropical cyclones aren’t as speedy as they used to be. They still...

Solving problems by computer just got a lot faster

Solving problems by computer just got a lot faster

Author: Maria Temming / Source: Science News SPEED DEMON This new computer program’s clever number-crunching strategy could route ride shares, discover new drugs and analyze genetic data far faster than other algorithms. A new computer program works smarter,...

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