A Viral Study About Fake News Was Just Retracted
The 2017 study was covered by dozens of news outlets, including BuzzFeed News.
Here’s How A Colorado Dentist Became Big Sugar’s Worst Nightmare
For decades, companies worked to cast doubt on whether sugar harms — until Cristin Kearns started digging up the dirt.
This Giant Avocado Has Sparked A Lawsuit Over Who Gets To Sell It
The avocado boom has birthed a fight over who gets to make money off the patented giant “Carla.”
Just Before Thanksgiving, A Turkey Supplier Is Recalling 91,000 Pounds Of Raw Meat Because Of Salmonella Fears
With Thanksgiving less than a week away, the feds still don’t know the original source of the salmonella outbreak that has sickened 164 people and killed one.
Turns Out Cornell’s Brian Wansink Investigation Is Still Very Much Going
Cornell is looking at whether its star professor’s misconduct affected research funded by the federal government.
Cornell Should Reveal What It Found Out About Disgraced Food Scientist Brian Wansink, Dozens Of Scientists Say
“The practice of science requires the highest levels of transparency,” researchers said in an open letter to Cornell.
Cancer Hospital Ads Deceive Patients About Their Chances Of Survival, New Report Finds
"It's providing them with a hope that they may have thought didn't exist for their cancer," says the executive director of TruthInAdvertising.org.
The FDA Doesn’t Know What To Do About Scientists Who Are Sexual Harassers
Anti–Big Tobacco crusader Stanton Glantz settled a sexual harassment lawsuit from a former researcher. Then his center won a $20 million research grant.
At Least 68 People Are Nearly Blind After A Botched Drug Was Injected Into Their Eyeballs
Their tragedies expose a shadowy US industry that sells drugs with little government oversight.
Cornell Just Found Brian Wansink Guilty Of Scientific Misconduct And He Has Resigned
His last day will be June 30, 2019.
Cornell University Food Scientist Brian Wansink Just Had Six More Studies Retracted
Wansink, who is still teaching at Cornell, has now retracted 13 papers in total.
A Prison Study Aims To End The “Salt Wars.” It Turns Out The Salt Industry Wants To Help Fund It.
A proposed health study of low-salt diets on prisoners has undisclosed salt industry funding.
Does Google Actually Make Us Dumber? That Study — And Many Others — Were Just Called Into Question.
“Our study in hindsight was outright silly,” one scientist said.
Transgender Athletes Can Now Compete In The CrossFit Games
“CrossFit admitted they’re wrong and is making it right,” trans athlete Chloie Jönsson told BuzzFeed News.
Jordan Peterson Says Meat Cured His Depression. Now His Daughter Is Charging People To Chat About The “Carnivore Diet.”
Mikhaila Peterson, 26, is now making money off a new kind of diet that allegedly cured her depression and arthritis: all meat, all the time.
Here's A Bizarre Medical Scam That Even The FDA Can't Figure Out
A rash of official-looking warning letters may be linked to an "international extortion scam," the FDA said.
CrossFit’s “Holy War”: The Rise And Fall Of Its Science Crusader
CrossFit’s strident spokesperson Russell Berger was winning a war against junk science — until his anti-LGBT bigotry got him fired.
CrossFit Just Fired Its Spokesperson Who Said LGBT Pride Is A “Sin”
“He needs to take a big dose of ‘shut the fuck up' and hide out for a while. It’s sad,” CrossFit’s CEO Greg Glassman told BuzzFeed News.
The CEO Who Injected Himself With An Experimental Herpes Therapy Was Found Dead In A Sensory Deprivation Tank
The body of 28-year-old startup CEO Aaron Traywick was found Sunday morning in a spa in Northwest DC.