The WHO Has Nearly Tripled Its Estimate Of The Pandemic’s Death Toll
The UN’s health agency has embraced statistical methods that put the true toll of the pandemic at around 15 million. Will it shock nations that are denying the severity of COVID-19 into action?
This Activist Group Tapped Into Partisan COVID Politics To Make Big Trouble For Anthony Fauci And The NIH
The White Coat Waste Project has pulled the “lab leak” strings and channeled right-wing anger over COVID to pursue its goal of defunding animal experiments backed by the federal government.
A Ukrainian Nuclear Plant Is Now A War Zone. Here’s What That Means.
“We are in completely uncharted waters,” the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency said.
This Doctor Has Pushed Unproven Drugs And Questioned COVID Vaccines. She’s Now Pleaded Guilty To Crimes In The Jan. 6 Insurrection.
Simone Gold’s group America’s Frontline Doctors has fought the medical consensus on COVID. Critics want her license to practice medicine to be revoked.
How Open-Source Intelligence Is Helping Clear The Fog Of War In Ukraine
From high-resolution satellite images to TikTok videos, governments no longer control information from the front lines.
Eric Lander Has Resigned As Biden's Science Adviser After Bullying Staff
Biologist Eric Lander, who had a seat on President Biden’s Cabinet, was billed as the most powerful scientist in US history. Now he has resigned, after an investigation found he bullied women in his office.
A Volcanic Eruption In Tonga Has Triggered A Tsunami Advisory For The Western US
The massive blast caused atmospheric shock waves seen by orbiting weather satellites.
The Federal Government Is Still Undercounting Extreme Weather And Climate Deaths
NOAA announced that at least 688 people died from extreme weather in 2021, but BuzzFeed News has shown that the true toll is much higher.
Texas Is Still Not Recognizing The Full Death Toll Of Last Year’s Devastating Winter Storm
The state now says that 246 people were killed in last February’s winter storm. An updated analysis by BuzzFeed News puts the number at more than 750.
We Don’t Know How Many People Are Killed By Extreme Weather. This Means Even More People Will Die.
No one is accurately measuring how many people are dying from climate change and extreme weather. This is a fatal mistake that takes pressure off political leaders.
E.O. Wilson, Heir To Darwin’s Legacy And King Of The Ants, Has Died At Age 92
He put nature conservation on a scientific footing, battled colleagues who were enraged by his biological explanations of human behavior, and won two Pulitzer prizes — all inspired by ants.
Multiple Tornadoes That Ripped Across Kentucky Overnight May Have Killed More Than 100 People, The Governor Said
"The devastation is unlike anything I have seen in my life," Gov. Andy Beshear said Saturday.
Some Nations Are Hoarding Vaccine Doses. It's Creating Conditions For New Variants To Emerge.
Vaccine hoarding by rich countries is a big problem. And it’s not the only obstacle to getting shots into arms across the African continent.
Should I Cancel Holiday Travel? And More Omicron Questions, Answered.
Don’t panic. But be cautious. We’ll know more in a couple of weeks.
The Climate Crisis, By The Numbers: Your Guide To Humanity’s Greatest Challenge
Where our planet stands today, how we got to this point, and what we must do to avoid disaster.
It Just Rained A Lot In Drought-Ridden California. Here’s Why That Isn’t Totally Good News.
Record-setting rainfall thankfully dented California’s severe drought. But extremes of wet and dry are expected to intensify, with destructive consequences.
Colin Powell, The First Black Secretary Of State, Has Died Of COVID Complications
Powell, 84, was fully vaccinated, his family said. He had earlier been diagnosed with cancer.
Doctors Are Attacking COVID Vaccines And Promoting Bogus Cures — And Getting Away With It
As around 2,000 mostly unvaccinated Americans die of COVID-19 every day, BuzzFeed News could not find a single example of a doctor who has been disciplined for spreading vaccine disinformation.
The FDA Authorized Pfizer Booster Shots For Older People And Those At High Risk
The emergency authorization will allow a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to be given to people over 65, healthcare workers, and others at high risk of severe COVID-19.
After Tense Fights, An FDA Panel Said Pfizer Boosters Should Go To Older Adults And Others At High Risk
The advisory panel of outside health experts recommended that a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine be authorized for people over 65 and those at high risk, rejecting the benefit for the general population.