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FDA’s First Tests For "Forever Chemicals" In Food Found Them In Meat And Chocolate Cake

Researchers said the results are preliminary, but indicate it’s important to track the chemicals in food.

Nidhi Subbaraman • 14 days ago

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.

Nidhi Subbaraman • 20 days ago

157 People Were Killed When An Ethiopian Airlines Flight Crashed After Takeoff

The airline said 8 crew members and 149 passengers were on board.

Nidhi Subbaraman • 3 months ago

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.

Nidhi Subbaraman • 3 months ago

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.

Nidhi Subbaraman • 4 months ago
Nidhi Subbaraman • 4 months ago

A Man Suspected Of Fatally Shooting Five People In Louisiana Was Arrested After A Manhunt

Authorities announced there was a search for Dakota Theriot, 21, a day earlier.

Nidhi Subbaraman • 4 months ago

Two Moms Are Suing The Federal Government For Not Banning The Chemical That Killed Their Sons

“Had this been banned when it should have been banned, my son would still be here,” Lauren Atkins told BuzzFeed News.

Nidhi Subbaraman • 5 months ago

These Five Brands Of Dental Floss May Expose People To Harmful Chemicals, Study Finds

PFAS “forever chemicals” are found in many consumer products, including nonstick cookware, carpets, and easy-glide floss.

Nidhi Subbaraman • 5 months ago

The Feds’ New Plan To Protect Kids From Toxic Lead Is Toothless, Environmental Groups Say

Critics of the report say it lacks deadlines for agencies to take action.

Nidhi Subbaraman • 6 months ago

Dow’s Own Data Showed That A Pesticide Hurt Rats. But The Company Didn’t Tell Regulators.

“It’s really a rare case that researchers get their hands on this raw data and these reports,” one expert said.

Nidhi Subbaraman • 6 months ago

HIV Researchers Slam The Scientist Who Made Genetically Engineered Babies

“I’m angry on behalf of the genetic engineering community. I’m angry on behalf of the HIV community,” one expert said.

Nidhi Subbaraman • 7 months ago

Lucy McBath Ran For Congress After Her Son's Murder And Won

McBath defeated Republican Karen Handel in Georgia's 6th District.

Nidhi Subbaraman • 7 months ago

Long Lines At The Polls Could Be One More Thing That Makes It Harder For Minorities To Vote

This could mean a great turnout — but it also could prevent some people from casting their ballot.

Nidhi Subbaraman • 7 months ago

Newark Is Warning Its Residents About Lead In Its Drinking Water

The city is distributing filters to residents and offering free lead tests.

Nidhi Subbaraman • 7 months ago

The Opioid Epidemic Has Spurred A Large “Tent City” Of Homeless Native Americans

Native Americans in Minnesota are six times more likely to die of an overdose than white residents — the widest race-based disparity of any US state.

Nidhi Subbaraman • 8 months ago

Here’s The Horrifying History Of The Electric Chair That Might Soon Kill An Inmate In Tennessee

Documents obtained by BuzzFeed News show the original sales pitch for the Tennessee machine in 1985. The chair has only been used once so far.

Nidhi Subbaraman • 8 months ago

The Feds Just Asked The Woman Who Started A Facebook Cabbage Juice Cult To Remove False Claims From Her Website

“Jilly juice” creator Jillian Epperly has received a formal warning from the FTC, five months after Ohio authorities demanded that she send them proof of her claims.

Nidhi Subbaraman • 8 months ago

Three Scientists Won The 2018 Chemistry Nobel Prize For "Taking Control Of Evolution"

Frances Arnold, George Smith, and Sir Gregory Winter co-opted biological methods to engineer biofuels and drugs.

Nidhi Subbaraman • 8 months ago