Sea Ice In The Arctic Is Shrinking Toward What Could Be A Record Low This Summer
Every summer, Arctic sea ice retreats and the Greenland ice sheet shrinks. This year is tracking close to the record melt of 2012.
These Maps Show How Many Cities Are Much Hotter Than Their Surroundings
Big cities typically amplify summer heat. In a heat wave, those few extra degrees can be a killer.
These Maps Show Where Urban Sprawl Is Making Big Storms More Deadly
Where asphalt and concrete replace marshes and grasslands, heavy rain is more likely to cause flash flooding.
Jeffrey Epstein's First Criminal Case Was Helped By A Famous Harvard Language Expert
Steven Pinker, a Harvard expert on language and human nature, said he was unaware of the details of the case and now regrets his involvement.
These Maps Show Where Storm Barry Could Hit Hardest
Watch these forecasts from the National Hurricane Center and the National Weather Service.
Jeffrey Epstein Called Himself A “Science Philanthropist” And Donated Millions To These Researchers
MIT and Harvard said they don’t comment on donations. But the Santa Fe Institute said it may give away a donation it received in 2010.
Southern California Is Shaking After Earthquakes, But The "Big One" Is Still Lurking
California has experienced its two biggest quakes in two decades, so when will the "Big One" hit? There's no real way to know.
Documents Reveal Widespread Data Fraud In A Leading UK Scientist’s Lab
David Latchman was never punished for leading a University College London lab that published more than a dozen fraudulent studies, according to newly released investigation documents.
Some Of The World’s Top Anti-Vaccine Countries Are In Europe
In France, 1 in 3 people disagree that vaccines are safe. In Bangladesh, almost 98% of people believe that vaccines are both safe and effective.
Can You Guess These Presidential Candidates Based On Their Most Popular Talking Points?
With 23 Democrats running for president, it's hard to find a distinctive voice. Can you recognize them from their signature phrases on Twitter?
This Elite Science Group Finally Has A Way To Expel Members For Sexual Harassment
Until now, there has been no procedure for revoking membership.
She’s The Public Face Of #MeToo In Science. Now Critics Are Speaking Out About Her Tactics.
Seven leaders of the MeTooSTEM group have resigned, citing a lack of transparency and the founder’s combative tweets.
This Genealogy Database Helped Solve Dozens Of Crimes. But Its New Privacy Rules Will Restrict Access By Cops.
Genetic Genealogy Helped Finally Crack The 1996 Murder Of 18-Year-Old Angie Dodge
The arrest in a notorious cold case follows the imprisonment of another man for two decades, and a false DNA lead that briefly implicated a New Orleans filmmaker.
The Arrest Of A Teen On An Assault Charge Has Sparked New Privacy Fears About DNA Sleuthing
Critics fear we’re on a slippery slope of genetic genealogy being used to investigate less serious crimes. “We’re right here on the precipice, sliding down,” one expert said.
Can You Work Out How To Spend Your Money To Slow Global Warming?
It’s easy to feel helpless in the face of climate change, but how you spend your money can make a difference.
How Much Do You Know About Climate Change?
When Yale University quizzed US adults on the facts, most of them got a failing grade. How do you compare?
Here And Now: These Maps Show How Climate Change Has Already Transformed The Earth
Our planet is in the grip of rapid climate change. Explore how your city has already changed.
We Tried To Find 10 BuzzFeed Employees Just Like Cops Did For The Golden State Killer
The Golden State Killer case has triggered a boom in “genetic genealogy” for solving crimes. But how hard is it to find people by sleuthing in their family trees?
The Golden State Killer Case Has Spawned A New Forensic Science Industry
One company has already solved more than 30 cold cases through genetic genealogy. Now the biggest forensic DNA firm in the US is getting involved.