Daily Archives: December 19, 2017

Combustible cigarettes kill millions a year. Can Big Tobacco save them?

BESIDE a serene lake in Switzerland sits a modern glass building called the Cube. Wide-leafed tobacco plants grow in the lobby. In one room machines that can “smoke” more than a dozen cigarettes at a time dutifully puff away, measuring the chemicals that consumers would inhale. The research centre is run by Philip Morris International (PMI), which sells Marlboro and ...

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Might a recent extrasolar visitor be an alien spacecraft?

’OUMUAMUA, an object tumbling through space that was discovered on October 19th, has already made history. The speed at which it is moving relative to the sun means that it cannot be native to the solar system. Its official designation is thus 1I/2017 U1, with the “I” standing for “interstellar”—the first time this designation has ever been used. That is ...

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Ex-‘Today’ staffer who admitted to Matt Lauer affair called ‘whore,’ ‘homewrecker’

The former production assistant who says she engaged in a sexual relationship with married Matt Lauer in 2000 is being called a “whore” and a “homewrecker” after her explosive interview with Megyn Kelly. Addie Collins Zinone divulged shocking new revelations about her torrid affair with the now-disgraced talk show host, and its painful aftermath, on Monday. While Zinone was initially ...

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