Nobody Believed Neil DeGrasse Tyson's First Accuser. Now There Are Three More.
No one believed Tchiya Amet when she said Tyson had raped her in the 1980s. Now, three other women tell BuzzFeed News that he harassed them, including one who’s sharing her story publicly for the first time.
This Scientist Used Live Viruses To Save A Woman's Life From A Superbug Infection
Once dismissed as fringe, phage therapy is gaining traction as a last resort when antibiotics fail. It's the subject of a new episode of the Netflix docuseries Follow This.
The Biggest Democratic Stars Of The Midterms Lost. Here’s Who You Should Know About Now.
There's a new, wildly diverse, and largely female Democratic group joining the House of Representatives.
1,600 Scientists Just Signed A Letter Opposing A Legal Definition Of A Gender Binary
The open letter says that any attempt to define gender based on a person’s anatomy at birth or their genes is not grounded in science.
ER Patients Were Injected With Ketamine As Part Of A Clinical Study Without Their Consent
Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis conducted studies using psychoactive drugs on “agitated” patients without their consent.
This Woman Is Locked In A Legal Battle For Frozen Embryos With Her Ex-Husband
Critics of a new Arizona law say it could set a dangerous legal precedent: defining embryos as “life” in order to chip away at abortion rights. That fight is the subject of a new episode of the BuzzFeed News series Follow This on Netflix.
Here’s How A Major Western Bank Enabled A Suspected Russian Money Launderer
Documents show TD Bank loaned $3 million to a company connected to Russian tax fraud and later linked to the special counsel’s investigation.
The Feds Say Safe Injection Sites Are Illegal. Here Are All The Places Considering Them Anyway.
The new Netflix docuseries Follow This focuses one episode on the controversial fight to open the first “safe injection site” in the US.
California Just Became The First US State To Condemn Surgeries On Intersex Children
"The Legislature considers intersex children a part of the fabric of our state’s diversity to be celebrated rather than an aberration to be corrected."
Former CDC Director Tom Frieden Was Arrested For Sex Abuse
He’s accused of squeezing a woman’s butt in his apartment.
Russian Trolls Are Spreading Confusion About Vaccine Safety On Twitter
Russian trolls tweeted about vaccines 22 times more frequently than the average Twitter user, a new study shows.
Four Times As Many Pregnant Women Are Addicted To Opioids Now Compared To 1999
West Virginia and Vermont have the highest rates of opioid use disorder among pregnant women at delivery.
Facing Harassment Allegations, Physicist Lawrence Krauss Will No Longer Lead The Prestigious Program He Founded At ASU
The Arizona State University professor has been accused of inappropriate behavior spanning more than a decade.
Police In Minneapolis Repeatedly Told Paramedics To Inject People With Tranquilizers
A new report reveals blurred lines between the police and emergency medical providers when restraining "agitated" people.
Bayer Just Announced It Will Stop All US Sales Of Its Controversial Essure Birth Control Device
The pharmaceutical company has long heard complaints of serious health problems from tens of thousands of women who had the device implanted.
A Study About The "Abortion Reversal" Procedure Was Just Withdrawn For Ethical Issues
The study, published in April, falsely claimed to have gotten ethical approval for human research.
Thousands Say Kratom Cured Their Addiction. The Government Says It’s Just Another Opioid.
Is kratom the answer to the opioid crisis — or the start of a new one?
These Gay Men Were Fired From The Peace Corps After They Tested Positive For HIV
The Peace Corps dismissed at least two men after they tested positive for HIV — and denied HIV prevention medication to others.
New York City Just Announced It Will Open Safe Injection Sites
New York is now the fourth city in the US to announce it will open sites for people to inject illegal drugs. None currently exist in the US.