“You should find a man, settle down now, have a few kids, and then get all your plumbing taken out.”

Virginia Hughes • 11 days ago

Just another year of climate change, sexual harassment, scientific fraud, and nuclear radiation!

Virginia Hughes • One month ago

“Google doesn’t really have any incentive to clean up its own app store,” said one child advocate.

Virginia Hughes • 2 months ago

Enjo is a cheery, cheesy chatbot built on the questionable science of “positive psychology.” So why did I get something out of it?

Virginia Hughes • 2 months ago

Prompted by an alarming new study, advocacy groups want the feds to investigate how apps target preschoolers.

Virginia Hughes • 3 months ago

The hoaxers say that gender, race theory, and sexuality studies are corrupting academia. Critics say the experiment was itself a biased sham.

Virginia Hughes • 4 months ago

James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo discovered different ways to unleash a patient’s immune system against cancer.

Virginia Hughes • 4 months ago

The Arizona State University professor has been accused of inappropriate behavior spanning more than a decade.

Virginia Hughes • 6 months ago

Did the viral recording actually come from a human voice, or was it all a marketing stunt? Here’s how an audio geek discovered the truth about the “Frankensound.”

Virginia Hughes • 9 months ago

Mark Adelman was chief of vascular surgery at the NYU School of Medicine.

Virginia Hughes • 9 months ago

Experts say it's likely an unprecedented use of the technology, and worry about privacy implications.

Dan Vergano • 10 months ago

On Tuesday, Arizona State University said that professor Lawrence Krauss is banned from campus while the school investigates allegations revealed in a BuzzFeed News article. The announcement followed Krauss’s resignation from the elite “Doomsday Clock” group.

Peter Aldhous • 11 months ago

Lawrence Krauss is a famous atheist and liberal crusader — and, in certain whisper networks, a well-known problem. With women coming forward alleging sexual harassment, will his “skeptic” fanbase believe the evidence?

Peter Aldhous • 12 months ago

Sea ice melted, natural disasters were disastrous, US life expectancy dropped, and the Trump administration lent a sympathetic ear to climate and vaccine deniers.

Virginia Hughes • One year ago

WARNING: Do not stare directly into these jokes.

Virginia Hughes • One year ago

Hundreds of thousands of science supporters showed up on Saturday to protest the Trump administration. What they got was a “nonpartisan” nerd parade.

Virginia Hughes • One year ago

Two years after The Dress broke the internet, scientists are converging on an explanation: The dress color you see depends on unconscious assumptions about the light shining on it.

Virginia Hughes • One year ago

The discoveries, people, and photos that mattered to science this year.

Virginia Hughes • 2 years ago

Rising temps, medical failures, harassers, deniers...plus those poor giraffes. :(

Virginia Hughes • 2 years ago

They're scared about climate change, biomedical research funding, and a general backlash against the "elite," among other things. "I feel sick to my stomach," one scientist told BuzzFeed News.

Virginia Hughes • 2 years ago