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Vaping: What You Need to Know

By Doris Kimbrough

Serious illnesses and even deaths related to vaping have sparked a debate over the use of e-cigarette devices. The cases have also brought attention to what scientists and health officials do and don’t know about vaping.

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Setting Standards: Keeping Jets in the Air and Athletes Honest

By XiaoZhi Lim

Meet metrologists Robert Vocke and Savelas Rabb, chemists at the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) who study the science of measurement.

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The Protein Myth: Getting the Right Balance

By Kelly April Tyrrell

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The Periodic Table Turns 150

By David Warmflash

That iconic chart of elements in your classroom turns 150 this year! Celebrate with a look at its past and a peek into its intriguing future.

Access open articles, scientist profiles, teaching resources, and more from our Past Issues page.


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