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Why NASA Is Building An $18 Billion Rocket To Nowhere

Why NASA Is Building An $18 Billion Rocket To Nowhere
buzzfeed.com — Space adventure fans might enjoy NASA's latest saga, the story of a rocket to nowhere that Congress wants, very badly, built in Alabama. Or they might be really pissed off. In its 2017 budget request, NASA asked Congress for $1.3 billion to build its next jumbo rocket.

Professors Rail Against Renaming Law School After Antonin Scalia, Taking Koch Money

Professors Rail Against Renaming Law School After Antonin Scalia, Taking Koch Money
buzzfeed.com — Fairfax, Virginia - On Wednesday afternoon, professors at George Mason University protested the recent renaming of the law school after the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. At a meeting full of angry student activists, the school's faculty senate voted 21-13 to reopen the naming process.

Many Doctors Hold Racist Beliefs About How Black People Feel Pain

Many Doctors Hold Racist Beliefs About How Black People Feel Pain
buzzfeed.com — A new survey of medical students at the University of Virginia found that about half held "false and even fantastical" beliefs that black people feel less pain than white people - fallacies that date to 19th-century doctors justifying mistreatment of American slaves.

Congress’s Planned Parenthood Investigation Is Now Targeting Fetal Tissue Company

Congress’s Planned Parenthood Investigation Is Now Targeting Fetal Tissue Company
buzzfeed.com — A Congressional committee spent Wednesday morning screaming and yelling with former federal prosecutors, and each other, about whether abortion clinics and a small private company called StemExpress have illegally profited off fetal tissues. The "Select Panel to Investigate Handling of Infant Lives" hearing marked a turn in Congressional investigations of secretly recorded and edited videos released by anti-abortion activists last year.

How A Fracking Well Swallowed My Pennsylvania Hometown

How A Fracking Well Swallowed My Pennsylvania Hometown
buzzfeed.com — DUBOIS, Pennsylvania - Just over the wooded hill is a forest filled with oak and pine, littered with massive stumps, weed-covered strip mines, and dynamite shacks, where the mouth of a shuttered coal mine shaft beckoned me as a child.

CDC Reports First Sexual Transmission Of Zika In Same-Sex Male Partners

CDC Reports First Sexual Transmission Of Zika In Same-Sex Male Partners
buzzfeed.com — On Thursday, federal health officials reported the first case of Zika transmitted through anal sex: a Dallas man who infected his male partner after a trip to Venezuela. "Both vaginal and anal sex is an emerging mode of Zika virus infection that might contribute to more illness than was anticipated," said U.S.

A Fracking Well In West Virginia Is Leaking Chemicals That Can Affect Fertility

A Fracking Well In West Virginia Is Leaking Chemicals That Can Affect Fertility
buzzfeed.com — Dangerous levels of chemicals that can harm fertility flow downstream from a West Virginia fracking wastewater disposal facility, federal and academic researchers reported on Wednesday. The finding raises questions about safety of similar deep disposal sites nationwide, several independent scientists said.

FDA Extends Abortion Pill Recommendations To Later In Pregnancy

FDA Extends Abortion Pill Recommendations To Later In Pregnancy
buzzfeed.com — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday changed the label on the "abortion pill," supporting a lower dose, fewer doctor visits, and extending its use further into a pregnancy. The move undercuts laws in Texas, Ohio and North Dakota that require physicians to only prescribe Mifeprex, better known as "RU486", solely in line with FDA label recommendations.

Attorneys General Will Investigate Energy Firms For Climate Deception

Attorneys General Will Investigate Energy Firms For Climate Deception
buzzfeed.com — Joined by Al Gore, attorneys general from 18 states and territories announced a coalition on Tuesday aimed at joint investigations into whether fossil fuel firms such as ExxonMobil misled investors about the risks that climate change posed to its investors.

Scientists Slam EPA For “Walking Away” From Fracking Pollution Study

Scientists Slam EPA For “Walking Away” From Fracking Pollution Study
buzzfeed.com — Fracking polluted underground water reservoirs around Pavillion, Wyoming, confirms a study that follows up on a never-completed pollution investigation that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) walked away from in 2013. "It's the study I would have done for the agency if I was still there," former EPA scientist Dominic DiGiulio, who headed the study, told BuzzFeed News.
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May 06, 2016

RT @AmSciMag: "The distortion of a text is not unlike a murder." bit.ly/24yulcK On acts of #plagiarism in #statistics https://t.copic.twitter.com/kV0qcE3jW7kV0qcE3jW7

May 06, 2016

RT @susarm: Come work with the @BuzzFeedHealth team! I'm constantly impressed by the great stories they do. buzzfeed.com/about/jobs?gh_…

May 06, 2016

RT @rollcall: Where Metro closures and single-tracking will affect you: roll.cl/1SUB4mv by @remawriter, graphic @shmcminn https://tpic.twitter.com/r0exp8qw94co/r0exp8qw94

May 06, 2016

RT @jessmisener: Inside Palantir, Silicon Valley’s Most Secretive Company buzzfeed.com/williamalden/i… via @williamalden

May 06, 2016

"A note on cement in asteroids" ab$ sciencedirect.com/science/articl… Hektor and Agamemnon asteroids

May 06, 2016

@stevebloom55 just hoping this all lead to our era gaining well-fertilized 'The Age of Bullshit' moniker.

May 06, 2016

RT @SpaceX: First landed booster from a GTO-class mission (final spacecraft altitude will be about 36,000 km) pic.twitter.com/31BhSZMJwm

May 06, 2016

@stevebloom55 Dunno ... Antivax, GMO's? Also evidence more of an echo chamber among conservatives ... ab$ onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/po…

May 06, 2016

Stats expert calls bullshit on conservatives love bullshit study - culturalcognition.net/blog/2016/5/6/…


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