Girls have been told they can be anything they want to be, and it shows. They are seizing opportunities closed to previous generations — in science, math, sports and leadership. But they’re also getting
Sadness is not a hindrance to experiencing positive emotions. In a Twitter account called So Sad Today, the American writer Melissa Broder has been sending out snippets of her daily inner life since 2012.
Culture & Exploration 200 Years of U.S. Immigration Looks Like the Rings of a Tree These data visualizers imagined each era of U.S. immigration as a ring in a growing tree trunk. U.S. immigration by origin
The history of evangelicalism in America is shot through with fear—but it also contains an alternative. White conservative evangelicals in America are anxious people. I know because I am one. Our sense
What researchers found after analyzing data gathered from 20 million stops in North Carolina. While traffic stop interactions with the police may be shrugged off as brief inconveniences for whites, for
Tired of listening to the same old podcasts? Here's some fresh ones that deserve your time. We asked the BuzzFeed Community and BuzzFeed staff to tell us about underrated podcasts they absolutely love.
The disintegration of Jake’s life took him by surprise. It happened early in his junior year of high school, while he was taking three Advanced Placement classes, running on his school’s cross-country
Last spring, when Public School 11, a prekindergarten through fifth-grade school in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, banned mandatory traditional homework assignments for children up to fourth grade,
How would someone go about finding the true wage gap numbers across gender and race groups in the US? Mona Chalabi investigates on Equal Pay Day Hey there, hope your week is going well. I’m delivering
There's a compelling question at the heart of a report released this week by the Metropolitan Planning Council: If more people — especially educated professional white Americans — knew exactly how they
As the national attention to fake news and the debate over what to do about it continue, one place many are looking for solutions is in the classroom. Since a recent Stanford study showed that students
In 1996, and again in 2004, astronomers pointed the Hubble Telescope at what seemed to be completely empty patches of sky
In 1996, and again in 2004, astronomers pointed the Hubble Telescope at what seemed to be completely empty patches of sky – no planets, stars, or galaxies that we could see. What would we find when we
Animals in South Dakota's 244,000 protected acres of Badlands National Park include 39 mammal species, 9 reptile species,
Animals in South Dakota's 244,000 protected acres of Badlands National Park include 39 mammal species, 9 reptile species, 6 amphibian species, 206 bird species, and 69 butterfly species. Filmmaker Matt
On the border between Ontario, Canada, and New York, the three waterfalls that make up Niagara Falls combined have the highest flow rate of any waterfalls in the world -- more than 168,000 cubic meters
The country has cheaper medical care, smarter children, happier moms, better working conditions, less-anxious unemployed people, and lower student loan rates than we do. And that probably will never change.
Pity the despot. (Carolyn P Speranza / Flickr) While at Columbia University, Andy J. Yap set up a simple experiment. After manipulating his subjects into powerful or weak states (in the lab, psychologists
Novelist David Foster Wallace gave a speech called "This Is Water" to the 2005 graduating class at Kenyon College. The speech, which has become legendary, discusses how meaningless daily routines take
This phenomenal little clip is from Kalahari, the first episode of BBC’s Africa series, narrated by Sir David Attenborough
This phenomenal little clip is from Kalahari, the first episode of BBC’s Africa series, narrated by Sir David Attenborough. A golden wheel spider evades the attack of a pompilid wasp… I will leave you