When Randy Lanier sped to Rookie of the Year honors at the 1986 Indianapolis 500, few knew his racing credentials, let alone his status as one of the nation's most prolific drug runners, smuggling in tons of marijuana when he wasn't on the track.
With President-elect Trump's lack of government experience, people are looking to Trump's cabinet picks to define the political shape of his administration. Here's a look at Trump's cabinet appointees and nominees.
A surprising number of people experience a form of sensory cross wiring in which light flashes and visual movements are "heard," research finds.
These online courses and software will keep you protected from the NSA and Putin. Welcome to Trump’s America.
(BWOOOM) Get ready (BWOOOM) for the movie events (BWOOOM) of 2017 (...BWOOOM).
When Iran-based photojournalist Ebrahim Mirmalek was asked how he ended up documenting the underground world of gas smuggling in the Middle East, he replied, “I didn’t really go looking for the story — I was dragged into it.”
Today, members of Trump's transition team told members of the press that Trump has chosen ex-Georgia-governor Sonny Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture. Here's what you need to know.
Now this is a future we can believe in.
When President-elect Donald J. Trump offered Rick Perry the job of energy secretary five weeks ago, Mr. Perry gladly accepted, believing he was taking on a role as a global ambassador for the American oil and gas industry that he had long championed in his home state.
Three women from across the US tell BuzzFeed News why they're joining the hundreds of thousands of women in Washington, DC, on Jan 21.
Rescuers say up to 30 people are missing after a hotel in central Italy was hit by an avalanche, apparently triggered by an earthquake.
We're not sure if this made it on Liveleak but it did make it on Digg, so he's got that going for him.
Why scientific cosmology can't give us the God of religion.
New companies are creating technology to calm us, help us sleep better, and create a general sense of wellness. Do the devices work?
Photographer Amy Lombard roamed the expo hall at the US's biggest tech show.
A group of NASA-funded researchers are poised to enter an isolated geodesic dome on a remote Hawaii volcano to study human behavior in long-term space exploration, including a planned voyage to Mars.
The Slow Motion guys are back at it. This time pulling apart a one-and-a-half inch wide, pure steel piece of rebar with "the world's meatiest machine."
There are more than a dozen Facebook employees writing Mark Zuckerberg’s posts or scouring the comments for spammers and trolls.
An Indian hacker promised governments he could supply them with NSA-level technology. But when Mauritania hired him to help spy on its cell networks, things went way, way south.
The amount of complex population forecasting you can do with a simple equation and Feigenbaum's Constant is absolutely magical, even when it descends into pure chaos.
A BuzzFeed News analysis of data from the social platform has identified the most prolific boosters of material from the far-right party.
Many people worry that running ruins knees. But a new study finds that the activity may in fact benefit the joint, changing the biochemical environment inside the knee in ways that could help keep it working smoothly.
The robots will trail with DoorDash in Redwood City, California, and with Postmates in Washington, DC. The commercial trials will see these services start making deliveries in the coming weeks using Starship’s six-wheeled robots within a four-mile-wide test area in each city.
That was a close one. Like interception-on-the-one-yard-line close.
Why attempts to improve AM and FM radio technologies tend to land with a thud — a thud no harder felt than with the FMX standard, circa 1989.
We already doubled the average life expectancy once, from the early 1900s to today. Who is to say that we can’t do it again, especially now that we know so much more about aging? Is it possible that the idea of ending death isn’t so crazy after all?
So does this mean that Sully from "Monsters Inc." has his own band of personified emotions running around his head like in "Inside Out?" And the ants from "A Bug's Life" are running beneath the feet of the "Incredibles?"
“I don’t care anymore,” Rasta mutters. “People must see what we do to survive.”
ArsTechnica tests out one of CXC's incredible, ridiculous racing simulator rigs.
Oh, John. You silly, silly man. You're no "Game of Thrones" but we miss you all the same.
Scott Pruitt, Trump's pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, is a nightmare nomination for Democrats.
Tom Price is a Republican physician from Georgia who entered politics in 2004 as a member of the House. Since his nomination as Secretary of Health and Human Services, he as faced scrutiny over a series of investments he made while serving in the House. In today's hearing, those questions haunted him. Here are the highlights.
Information literacy is not the antidote to fake news, because the institutions for teaching it can’t be trusted either
Access to clean water remains a huge problem around the US, but according to a new study, access to affordable water, period, could also soon become a huge problem.
In Iceland, teenage smoking, drinking and drug use have been radically cut. Why aren't other countries following its lead?
He was supposed to retire to a triumphant post-presidency. Then Trump happened. Here's how Obama is gearing up for a battle he never planned to wage.
When President-elect Donald Trump replaces Barack Obama on January 20, the Democratic Party will find itself more removed from power than at almost any point since the party’s creation. And the party's future remains uncertain.
As these charts clearly illustrate, alcohol, tobacco and opioids outpace other drugs in number of overdose deaths by a long shot. Meanwhile, there's never been a direct death linked to marijuana. Just saying.
This is the third consecutive year to set a new record. The streak is the steepest and most sustained surge in planetary temperatures in the modern age.
It's no accident Louis CK has enjoyed success in comedy. The master comedian knows the ins and outs of carefully crafting a killer joke.