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.
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.
US Measles Outbreaks Are The “New Normal” Thanks To Europe’s Epidemic And Anti-Vaccine Campaigns, Experts Say
“Under-vaccinated areas in the US are the kindling and the huge numbers of infections overseas are the spark that ignites outbreaks here.”
David Bernhardt, A Former Oil And Gas Lobbyist, Is Officially Trump’s New Interior Chief
The former oil and gas lobbyist has been acting interior secretary since January, following Ryan Zinke’s resignation.
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?
People Are Getting Sick From A US Steel Factory That Is “Grossly Violating” Health Standards, Experts Say
Air pollution has triggered sky-high asthma rates near Pittsburgh. With politicians unwilling to confront US Steel after a factory fire, a county health agency is pushing unprecedented penalties against the $14 billion company.
Trump Keeps Saying Wind Turbines Cause Cancer (They Don’t) And Can Stop You From Watching TV (They Won’t)
The fake “wind turbine syndrome” has long been pushed by online conspiracy theorists who blame the technology for all kinds of illnesses. In at least one case, the spread of the myth was connected to an oil company in Australia.
Dozens Of Women Are Suing A Hospital That Secretly Recorded Their Gynecology Operations
Eighty-one women are suing Sharp Grossmont Hospital in San Diego, California, for secretly recording them during gynecological surgeries.
Sir David Attenborough Urges Young People To Look Up From Their Screens At The “Great Treasure” Of The Natural World
The broadcaster talked to BuzzFeed News about his new Netflix show Our Planet, why we need to get off our screens, and how there are so many more species on our planet we’ve yet to discover.
Thomas Friedman Coined “The Green New Deal.” He’s Happy With How It’s Progressing.
The columnist is “thrilled” his phrase finally took off but thinks the real solution is more market-based than what’s been proposed.
The White House And Federal Scientists Are Pushing The Myth That Marijuana Is Laced With Fentanyl
“It's crazy that this story is coming out from our leaders,” one expert said. “There is scant evidence for cannabis laced with fentanyl.”
The Vice President's Plans To Land Astronauts On The Moon By 2024 Will Cost Billions
The Trump administration wants a new moonshot.
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.