The Trump Administration Announced New Restrictions On Fetal Tissue Research
NIH scientists will stop using fetal tissue, and an ethics board will be formed to approve new grants at external institutions.
Former CDC Director Tom Frieden Pleaded Guilty To Disorderly Conduct After Being Arrested For Sex Abuse
A Brooklyn woman accused Frieden of squeezing her butt in his apartment.
Joe Biden Promises Global Action In His New Climate Change Plan
Joe Biden is the latest presidential candidate to unveil a comprehensive climate policy, just the second policy rollout of his 2020 campaign.
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.
A Scientist Keeps Claiming His Life Force Can Somehow Kill Cancer Cells, And Researchers Are Calling Him Out
A half dozen studies say that “YXQ-EQ” kills cancer cells. Good luck figuring out what that means.
Democrats Want To Make 2020 The Climate Change Election
Climate change is consistently polling as a top issue for Democrats, and candidates are going deep early.
The US Government Botched Its Investigation Into The Mysterious “Sonic Attack” In Cuba, Emails Reveal
“The fundamental problem is you can’t trust anybody here,” said one medical ethicist. “Not the US State Department and not the Cuban government.”
Rockefeller University Has Admitted “There Were Warning Signs” That A Doctor Sexually Abused Children For Decades
An attorney says the famed hospital missed many chances to protect young patients from Reginald Archibald, who is now dead.
Scientists Showed How More Guns Led To More Violent Crime
A Supreme Court case may soon create a constitutional right to freely carry a gun everywhere, but that would be a dangerous mistake to make, suggests a new study of violent crimes.
Amazon Shareholders Rejected Employees' Call To Respond To Climate Change
Shareholders on Wednesday rejected a proposal backed by 7,700 employees to come up with a climate change plan.
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.
This Democrat Is Running For President Behind A $9 Trillion Climate Change Plan
“When you have people seeking high grounds for a flood, you can’t think a middle-ground approach is adequate," Jay Inslee told BuzzFeed News.
Italy’s Climate Change–Skeptic Government Wants To Host The UN’s Flagship Climate Change Conference
Italy’s candidacy is putting EU governments in a difficult position. The UK meanwhile is lobbying Italy to drop its bid.
We Asked Young People What They Thought Of Headspace
"You can understand if you're the local MP and there's an election coming and you can announce, 'I've got a headspace in my electorate', that looks great."
Here’s How Aboriginal People Are Fighting Against Fracking
“If you hurt the country you’re hurting us.”
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.
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.
President Trump Wants $1.6 Billion For A NASA Moon Landing By 2024
"That is a very small down payment for what they are proposing to do," one space expert said.
Elon Musk Made Fun Of Jeff Bezos's Moon Plans. He Wasn't The Only One.
The two space billionaires have previously jousted over whose rocket is bigger.
I Regret To Inform You That "Deep Kissing" Can Increase Your Risk Of Catching Gonorrhoea
If confirmed by other studies, researchers said this could open up new preventative options for throat gonorrhoea such as antibacterial mouthwash.
This Democrat’s Climate Change Plan Would Do Something No Other Candidate Has Touched: Kill Coal
This is just the first part of Jay Inslee’s climate plan.
House Democrats Vote To Keep The US In The Paris Climate Agreement
The bill is not expected to pass the Republican-controlled Senate.
Powerful Environmental Groups Are Teaming Up To Create A Fundraising Machine To Defeat Trump
Nine Democratic presidential hopefuls are participating in the effort so far.
Beto O’Rourke Is The Latest Democrat To Make Climate Change Central To His Campaign
“The greatest threat we face — which will test our country, our democracy, every single one of us — is climate change,” Beto O’Rourke wrote in a message to supporters.
Reckoning With Personal Responsibility In The Age Of Climate Change
As someone who loves traveling and going outdoors, I struggle with balancing my hopefulness and my despair — and my culpability — regarding an imperiled earth.
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?
17 Books That Will Change The Way You Think About The World
From Naomi Klein to Barbara Kingsolver, these authors explain the consequences of our warming planet — and imagine its future.