A $330 Thermometer Claimed To Be 99.4% Accurate In Preventing Pregnancy. But The Study It Was Based On Just Got Retracted.
The company claimed that the thermometer successfully predicted fertility in 99.4% of its customers. But the study that it was based on was pulled for selectively using data that made it look good — and undercounting possible unintended pregnancies.
Some Google Employees Are Worried For Their Families Following A Measles Case On Campus
“A bit upsetting that I had to find out about this through this Group, via a BuzzFeed News article, rather than from some official Google internal comms,” one employee wrote.
A Measles Case Has Hit Google's Silicon Valley Headquarters
In the midst of a historic US measles outbreak, at least one Google employee walking around the tech giant’s main Silicon Valley campus has been diagnosed.
The New Acting Chief Of The FDA Is A Cancer Scientist
Norman "Ned" Sharpless has publicly supported the agency's policies to curb the use of e-cigarettes.
The Company Accused Of Blinding Dozens Will Be Allowed To Stay Open, Judge Rules
Guardian Pharmacy Services in Dallas can continue to operate under certain conditions. Lawyers representing the blinded patients say the punishment is too light.
FDA Chief Scott Gottlieb Has Resigned
The FDA commissioner, who took stands against teen vaping and online opioid sales, said he wants to spend more time with his family.
These Men Want The Scientific Community To Acknowledge That A Famous Researcher Sexually Abused Them
Dozens of men remember a Rockefeller researcher, now dead, sexually abusing them decades ago. After inquiries from BuzzFeed News, the editors of two journals have decided to acknowledge the allegations in the scientific record.
Aeromexico’s “Mexican DNA” Discounts Ad Gets DNA Testing Wrong
“There’s no such thing as United States DNA, so why would there be Mexican DNA? It doesn’t make any sense,” a genetic genealogist said.
A Viral Study About Fake News Was Just Retracted
The 2017 study was covered by dozens of news outlets, including BuzzFeed News.
Here’s How A Colorado Dentist Became Big Sugar’s Worst Nightmare
For decades, companies worked to cast doubt on whether sugar harms — until Cristin Kearns started digging up the dirt.
This Giant Avocado Has Sparked A Lawsuit Over Who Gets To Sell It
The avocado boom has birthed a fight over who gets to make money off the patented giant “Carla.”
Just Before Thanksgiving, A Turkey Supplier Is Recalling 91,000 Pounds Of Raw Meat Because Of Salmonella Fears
With Thanksgiving less than a week away, the feds still don’t know the original source of the salmonella outbreak that has sickened 164 people and killed one.
Turns Out Cornell’s Brian Wansink Investigation Is Still Very Much Going
Cornell is looking at whether its star professor’s misconduct affected research funded by the federal government.
Cornell Should Reveal What It Found Out About Disgraced Food Scientist Brian Wansink, Dozens Of Scientists Say
“The practice of science requires the highest levels of transparency,” researchers said in an open letter to Cornell.
Cancer Hospital Ads Deceive Patients About Their Chances Of Survival, New Report Finds
"It's providing them with a hope that they may have thought didn't exist for their cancer," says the executive director of TruthInAdvertising.org.
The FDA Doesn’t Know What To Do About Scientists Who Are Sexual Harassers
Anti–Big Tobacco crusader Stanton Glantz settled a sexual harassment lawsuit from a former researcher. Then his center won a $20 million research grant.
At Least 68 People Are Nearly Blind After A Botched Drug Was Injected Into Their Eyeballs
Their tragedies expose a shadowy US industry that sells drugs with little government oversight.
Cornell Just Found Brian Wansink Guilty Of Scientific Misconduct And He Has Resigned
His last day will be June 30, 2019.
Cornell University Food Scientist Brian Wansink Just Had Six More Studies Retracted
Wansink, who is still teaching at Cornell, has now retracted 13 papers in total.
A Prison Study Aims To End The “Salt Wars.” It Turns Out The Salt Industry Wants To Help Fund It.
A proposed health study of low-salt diets on prisoners has undisclosed salt industry funding.