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Yesterday β€” December 5th 2019NYT Science

Nearly a Third of Teens Use One or More Tobacco Products

By Jan Hoffman and Sheila Kaplan

While e-cigarettes are still the most popular, teenagers are also smoking other items like cigarillos — another worrisome sign for nicotine addiction, the C.D.C. says.

β€˜When Lambs Become Lions’ Review: An Ivory Poacher’s Perspective

By Glenn Kenny

The documentarian Jon Kasbe spent years among elephant hunters in Kenya, and his movie is an intense 74-minute distillation of his efforts.

Hair Dyes and Straighteners May Raise Breast Cancer Risk for Black Women

By Roni Caryn Rabin

A new study finds a weak link between coloring and straightening treatments and breast cancer. But experts caution the results are far from certain.

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Florida Keys Deliver a Hard Message: As Seas Rise, Some Places Can’t Be Saved

By Christopher Flavelle and Patricia Mazzei

A project to calculate the cost of raising roads shows that some places may not justify the vast expense, casting doubt on the future of those areas.

They’re Smelly and Spiky, and They Need Bats to Pollinate Them

By Karen Weintraub

Researchers wanted to improve the fruit yields for small farmers in Indonesia, and hope their findings will encourage protections for bats.

The French Fries Are Doing Just Fine

By Jacey Fortin

After a weak harvest for many potato farmers in the United States and Canada, there were concerns about shortages of the fast food staple. But supplies aren’t likely to run out anytime soon.

Carbon Dioxide Emissions Hit a Record in 2019, Even as Coal Fades

By Brad Plumer

Global consumption of coal declined unexpectedly this year, but a surge in oil and gas pushed up greenhouse gas emissions over all.

F.D.A. Nominee Clears Senate Panel

By Sheila Kaplan

As a teen vaping and health crisis dominates public concerns, the Food and Drug Administration has been without a permanent commissioner since April.

Why Are These Foxes Tame? Maybe They Weren’t So Wild to Begin With

By James Gorman

In a famous experiment, scientists bred Russian foxes without a fear of people. But the foxes’ ancestry raises new questions about when they became tame and what counts as domestication.

Go Ahead, Take a Spin on Titan

By Dennis Overbye

Saturn’s biggest moon has gasoline for rain, soot for snow and a subsurface ocean of ammonia. Now there’s a map to help guide the search for possible life there.