This Biotech Company Is Offering Kickbacks To Scientists
Cyagen, a biotech that sells animal models and other lab materials, is offering scientists financial rewards for citing the company in research papers. The better the journal, the bigger the offer.
This Selfie Got Kim Kardashian Into Trouble With The Feds
A pharmaceutical company received a warning letter from the FDA after it paid the social media star to post a selfie with its morning sickness pills — without noting possible side effects.
Kids With Parents In Prison Often Deal With Untreated Trauma
Millions of American kids have an incarcerated parent, which can trigger PTSD, depression, and other mental health disorders. A unique Brooklyn organization is trying to help, one family at a time.
No, Swallowing Semen Isn't Better Than Prozac
This week, New Scientist perpetuated a myth that has been around for a decade: that semen controls women's brains. Here's why that's spunk.
A Crazy Number Of Kids Are Taking Antipsychotics Without Any Diagnosis
About a million children in the U.S. take antipsychotics such as Risperdal and Abilify, but most don’t have a diagnosed mental illness. And 58,000 are between ages 1 and 6.
Read This Letter From Scientists Accusing Top Publisher Of Sexism
The letter was signed by 600 people and sent Tuesday to the publisher of Science and to BuzzFeed News. It denounces the elite publisher for sexist columns, an offensive cover photo about trans people, and a snarky tweet from an editor who has since resigned.
Science Frauds Who Steal Tons Of Federal Money Almost Never Go To Jail
A scientist was just sentenced to 57 months in jail for using $11.6 million in federal dollars to fake data on AIDS vaccines. That’s super rare — Han is one of the only scientists to go to prison for fraud, out of nearly 300 researchers found guilty of misconduct.
7 Insane Ways Whales Are More Majestic Than You
Rolled tongues, jointed ribs, flexible penises — whales have come a long way from their land- mammal ancestors.
This Big Pharma Scientist Was Arrested For Making A Date-Rape Drug In His Home
Kurt Romondt was allegedly making a whole lot of GHB.
This Doctor Just Lost His License For Performing Horrifying Sexual Experiments On His Students
John Hagmann, a doctor who taught battlefield medicine, is accused of sexually assaulting his students and forcing them to inject each other with drugs. Hagmann was a no-show at his misconduct hearing Friday. Warning: This post contains graphic details of the alleged sexual abuse.
Tell Us About Your Sex Ed Experience
Did you watch The Miracle of Life? Gawk at graphic photos of STIs? Put a condom on a banana? We want to hear from you!
Louisiana’s War On Sex Ed Is Crippling Health Research, Scientists Say
Louisiana lawmakers won’t allow public schools to ask kids survey questions about their sex lives. That frustrates public health experts trying to curb sky-high rates of teen pregnancy and STIs.
Nobel Prize Winner Makes Shockingly Sexist Remarks At Journalism Meeting
The British scientist, who won the 2001 Nobel Prize in medicine, was giving a talk at a journalism conference when he expressed his support for sex-segregated labs and admitted he has a reputation as a misogynist.
The Very Weird Political Battle Over GMO Labels
From beer to bread, the battle over slapping warning labels on genetically modified food has made some strange political bedfellows.
Vaping Weed: A Guide For The Health-Conscious Pothead
With the stigma of pot on the decline, people are increasingly turning to vaping to get high. Here’s what you should know before you inhale.
Why People Take Antipsychotics For Depression
A decade ago, drug companies started heavily marketing the antipsychotics Abilify, Seroquel, and Zyprexa as treatments for depression — despite concerns over serious side effects. That marketing is subsiding now as generics hit the market, but it may have created a dangerous clinical standard.
Women Scientists Share Their Awful Stories Of Sexism In Publishing
This week a woman scientist tweeted sexist comments made about one of her studies during the peer-review process. BuzzFeed News asked for more stories, and discovered that this kind of thing isn’t all that uncommon.