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.
One Of The Biggest At-Home DNA Testing Companies Is Working With The FBI
The move is sure to raise privacy concerns as law enforcement gains the ability to match DNA from crime scenes to a vast library of possible relatives.
He Denied Sexual Harassment Allegations In An Academic Journal. Now Two Universities Have Found Against Him.
William Jacoby set off a storm of protest last year when he used the journal he edited to rebut allegations of sexual harassment.
The Cities Where The Cops See No Hate
The victims were beaten or threatened with deadly weapons. They were taunted with racist or anti-gay abuse. Yet the police decided these weren’t hate crimes.
Is Your Home At Risk From Wildfire? Check These Maps.
We don’t know exactly when and where wildfires will strike, but almost two decades of fire history show the areas at highest risk.
Why California Can’t Chainsaw Its Way Out Of A Raging Inferno
“This is a home ignition problem much more than a wildland management problem,” one fire ecologist said.
Is Your Home At Risk Of Flooding From Rising Seas By 2050? Check This Map.
Homeowners in these areas will need to get used to flooding year after year.
A Star Neuroscientist Allegedly Drugged And Sexually Assaulted A Grad Student At A Scientific Meeting
Vanderbilt University placed David Sweatt on leave in August, after the allegation surfaced on Twitter. Records obtained by BuzzFeed News show that the school was warned he was a “potential safety threat” in 2017.
How Russia’s Online Trolls Engaged Unsuspecting American Voters — And Sometimes Duped The Media
By impersonating US activists on the left and right, Russia’s online trolls got Americans’ eyeballs on their content. But we still don’t know whether the Kremlin’s meddling changed anyone’s real-world behavior.