The World Is Burning And These Kids Aren’t Going To Take It Anymore
Thousands of teens have been striking across Europe for months. Tomorrow’s big event could fuel the movement in the US.
Genetically Engineered Babies Should Be Off-Limits For 5 Years, The NIH Chief Said
“An international moratorium should be put into effect immediately,” NIH chief Francis Collins said.
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.
Read An Excerpt From A Memoir Of A Young Woman Who Died Of A Superbug Infection
Salt in My Soul is a new memoir about a young woman’s life with cystic fibrosis.
A Former Student Is Suing A UC Santa Cruz Professor For Sexual Assault
In September, the school found that professor Gopal Balakrishnan had violated harassment policies when he had oral sex with an undergraduate while she was drunk.
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.
Amazon Removed Anti-Vax Documentaries From Prime Video
Anti-vax documentaries have disappeared from search results on the platform, and appear to no longer be available to Prime members for free streaming.
Jay Inslee Is Running For President As The Climate Candidate
“We’re the first generation to feel the sting of climate change. And we’re the last who can do something about it,” Inslee said in a video announcing his candidacy.
It’s Official: Former Coal Lobbyist Andrew Wheeler Is Trump’s EPA Chief
The official replacement for Scott Pruitt has continued his predecessor’s plans to roll back environmental rules.
A Radioactive Dead Body Contaminated An Arizona Crematorium
Cremating certain cancer patients treated with radiation may release hot particles into air that could be inhaled by crematory workers.
The National Enquirer’s Publisher Says The White House Had No Influence On Its “Space Force” Magazine
The magazine promises the USA will militarize the “dark side” of the moon. (There is no dark side of the moon.)
Here’s How One Small Town Beat The Opioid Epidemic
Little Falls, Minnesota, didn’t do anything revolutionary. They just made a real effort — and spent real money — treating addiction as a disease, not a crime.
This Man Threw Away A Napkin Last Month. Police Used It To Charge Him With A 1993 Murder.
A Minnesota man was charged with murder after police used a discarded napkin, which he used to wipe his face while eating a hot dog, to tie him to a nearly 26-year-old cold case.
Trump’s Emergency Declaration Won’t Help The Overdose Crisis, Say Narcotics Experts
“It's terrible policy,” said one expert. “It guts a vital coordinating function we rely on to interdict drugs domestically and internationally.”
Thousands Of Teens Have Gone On Strike From Schools Across Europe To Demand Action On Climate Change
After the UK prime minister said 15,000 UK students who boycotted school to demonstrate “wastes lesson time,” the 16-year-old girl who inspired the protest movement replied, “political leaders have wasted 30 [years] of inaction.”
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.
EPA Delays Decision To Set Drinking Water Limits On Toxic “PFAS” Chemicals
“It’s hard to tell if they’re actually committing to taking certain actions,” said one expert.
A Dust Storm Has Killed NASA’s Longest-Lived Mars Rover
The Opportunity rover landed on the red planet with its twin, Spirit, in 2004.
Republicans Plan To “Wage War” Against The Green New Deal For The 2020 Elections
“This was a mistake by Democrats because it took an issue they have been winning on and turned it into a liability,” said a Republican strategist.
Another Looming Climate Disaster: Dam Collapses
“The Oroville Dam shows what the chances of these failures look like, and might become the new normal.”
14 Facts That'll Make You Feel Simultaneously Scared And Amazed At Space
TIME IS NOT LINEAR. MY BRAIN IS BROKEN.
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.
Trump Says He Wants To Wipe Out HIV. Experts Say That Would Require Treating Trans People And Immigrants A Lot Better.
“Many recent immigrants are afraid to access HIV prevention and medical care, out of fear of deportation,” according to a recent HIV prevention report.
John Christy Was Just Named An EPA Science Adviser. His Climate Studies Have Been Repeatedly Corrected.
“I’m skeptical of the conclusions that can be drawn from climate models,” he told BuzzFeed News. “I think there is a rush to judgment that every time something happens it’s because of global warming.”
The Polar Vortex Is Just The Beginning — Here’s How Climate Change Is Hitting Middle America
“Too many people see climate change as a coastal issue,” said one expert.
People Found Rubber In Their Chicken Nuggets And Now They're Being Recalled
Tens of thousands of pounds of chicken nuggets are being recalled across the US, according to the Department of Agriculture.
Climate Change Is A Top Priority For The New Crop Of Governors — Even One Republican
“For all his bluster and tweeting, Donald Trump cannot stop us from moving forward in our states,” Washington’s governor told BuzzFeed News.
This Woman's Chronic Marijuana Use Triggered Uncontrollable Nausea And Vomiting
A rare reaction to marijuana called cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome can cause severe vomiting and make you too ill to eat.
A French Soldier Died After A Saber Wound In 1812. Scientists Have Now Rebuilt His Face.
“It is a sad story, but unfortunately it is also the story of hundreds of thousands of young soldiers,” said one archaeologist.