To anyone “harboring any doubts that systemic and overt racism still exist in academia ... I would encourage you to read Haywood Smith’s racist screed,” one professor wrote in response.
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Yale Astronomers Questioned Systemic Racism Because They Hired One Black Employee 35 Years Ago, Emails Show
“Deeply entrenched systemic racism exists in every sector of our society, including at Yale and in this department,” a group of undergraduates wrote in response.
Let's blast off.
Happy Taurus season!
And if you don't like Starbucks... well, this quiz just wasn't in the stars for you.
And the Extreme Repulsiveness Award goes to...
Who knew your taste in food could reveal your star sign? We did.
Those jeans are so Virgo.
It's all in the stars.
A perfect day for a perfect match.
SpaceX launched 60 WiFi satellites last week, and hopes to launch thousands more.
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Are you more 🌞 or 🌚?
Alright, everyone. It's Scorpio season. Gird your loins.
“NASA said we’ll bet on the future,” said one space historian. That future just didn’t include moon landings.
What was the first meal on the moon?
Mother's Day is almost here, and the zodiac has got you covered.
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.
The eclipse was visible on much of the Earth, except North and Central America, and lasted for nearly four hours Friday, with totality lasting for one hour, 42 minutes, and 57 seconds.
Nine young scientists told BuzzFeed News Germany that astrophysicist Guinevere Kauffmann has bullied students for years.
In the latest scheme of the booming private space industry, a Japanese company proposes to light up the night with made-to-order shooting stars. But some experts worry about space clutter, and the scary consequences of these artificial meteors hitting important satellites.
The decision came after Finnish astronomers circulated an open letter. "Harassment or discrimination threaten our community and our way of working together. They have no place here," it said.
We are the literal *Old Man Yells At Cloud* meme.
Astrophysicist Christian Ott resigned from Caltech last August. He'll start as a senior researcher at the University of Turku in Finland on March 1.
SpaceX chief Elon Musk wants to ship his red Tesla roadster to Mars orbit on the first launch of a new jumbo rocket in January. He seems to be serious.
Cozy pajamas (AKA a valid reason to not leave your house).
Whether that pretension is literary, gastronomic, or generalized.
A countertop wine cooler, a mermaid tail blanket, a book of Oprah's wisdom, and 16 other excellent gift ideas, courtesy of Amazon.
Idiot, pass me another tequila.
Holy crap, the sun is gone!
Hint: This isn’t your typical August night sky.
"This has been a difficult situation for our community," a Caltech statement said about Christian Ott's resignation.
*Insert Neil DeGrasse Tyson quote here*
The sun is dying!!!
Students staged a sit-in to protest the return of astronomy professor Christian Ott.
Or are they already here...
An exoplanet discovered around a red dwarf star 40 light years away could show signs of life that are detectable with telescopes, scientists say.
The solar storm made the long, cold night worth it.
The quiz you've been preparing for since Space Camp.
Today's moon is a little bit bigger and a little bit brighter than normal, but you probably won't be able to see that with your eyes, sorry.
Thanks, cloud. Thanks.
With a prize of £10,000, judges carefully selected images in each category for this year's Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016.
It's not just Earth that gets spectacular auroras.
Do you have an astronomical amount of knowledge?
I hope that space toilet comes with an instructions manual…
Some of these are pretty wrong. Can you figure out which ones they are?
Astronomers have registered a lightning-bolt-shaped group of stars in a cosmic tribute to the great singer.
Christian Ott, a young astrophysics professor at Caltech, engaged in “discriminatory and harassing” behavior toward two female graduate students, a university investigation has found.
Will your science skills hold up?
"They're like tiny ice cream poops!"
A GMO scientist got entangled with Monsanto and spurred a hot public debate over conflicts of interest in big ag. That and other science stories from BuzzFeed and around the web.
Last week, astronomer Geoff Marcy was pressured into resigning from the University of California at Berkeley because of a record of sexual harassment. Now three women from his prior posting at San Francisco State University say he sexually harassed students there as well.
Now that Geoff Marcy has resigned from his position at Berkeley, astronomers are grappling with what comes next.
Geoff Marcy has resigned from his tenured position at the University of California, Berkeley, the school confirms. Facing criticism, the university defended its decision not to fire him.
A university investigation into astronomer Geoff Marcy, exclusively obtained by BuzzFeed News, has determined that he violated sexual harassment policies at UC Berkeley. Marcy has written a public apology, though he denies some of the investigation’s findings.
The images transmitted by the New Horizons mission revealed a hazy blue atmosphere as well as small regions of water ice, NASA said. "It's gorgeous," a researcher said.
Members of several faiths believe Sunday night's blood moon may portend catastrophe.
Don't let the Red Planet make you red in the face!
How well-rounded is your scientific knowledge?
Blue, blue moon.
Do you have a moon in your life?
The shortlist for the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2015 competition will give you the feels.
On June 30, 2015, the day will be a second longer than normal. Make the most of it!
Monday night lights: Clear skies, full hearts, can't lose.
This is a serious scientific investigation.
“If you touch someone, it’ll happen.”
News flash: Women like science!
Now's not the time to space out.
It's the Hubble Space Telescope's 25th anniversary on April 24. Time to learn more about how space pictures are made.
Construction stopped Tuesday on the $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope in the face of protests from Hawaiians who believe its location is sacred. The fight has astronomers asking whether a pristine view of the stars trumps the beliefs of people on the ground.
Eleven-year-olds in Alabama had to take this assessment in 2007. This quiz will test you on sex and kudzu.
Gov. David Ige announced Tuesday a temporary halt to the construction on Hawaii's summit of what will become the world's largest telescope.
The sky is NOT the limit.
Missed the solar eclipse because of the clouds? Here are some photos to make up for it.
Here's all the information you need to watch tomorrow's solar eclipse, even if you'll be stuck at your desk.
And it's going a mere 2.7 million miles per hour.
Ming the clam, we hardly knew ye!
Humanity will be better off when our planet has been rid of these terrible socks.
It was pointing the wrong way the whole time.
Who knew water vapor could be so beautiful?
Put down that survival guide.
If Saturn had the other planet's rings, we'd be able to see them in our sky alongside the moon!
Dolphins have NAMES for each other??
Find something for your very own cosmic wanderer of any age or planetary origin.
Wednesday's event is the second in a rare set of four lunar eclipses.
You don't even need a telescope.
Except it's our world!
Sunday night people all across the world witnessed the supermoon, the largest and closest full moon of the year.
Last night's moon rose at its closest possible approach to Earth. Did you see the supermoon? Add your photo in the comments.
The shortlist for the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 has been announced. And wow.
She's perfect in every way!
Just what you need: another degree.
Astrophotographers are battling it out in the Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2014. Take a look at some of the most jaw-dropping entrants so far.
The moon turned deep red during Tuesday's total lunar eclipse.
In space, nobody can hear you scream, "bull$#*!"