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PubPeer Appears to Peer Properly

Last October, the science community was all agog by the announcement that Fazlul H Sarkar, PhD, was suing PubPeer, demanding that they release the names of the anonymous commenters who had criticized numerous papers that had come from his laboratory

Posted in ethical concerns, news item, possible fraud

The Franzen Case. Nanochemistry In Fantasy Land Or All That Glitters Is Not Palladium

Last month (October), I had the pleasure of attending a lecture at New York University (NYU) given by a fellow whistle blower, Stefan Franzen, who was hosted by another fellow whistle blower, Bart Kahr. Stefan, who hails from the North

Posted in ethical concerns, journal problems, news item, possible fraud, whistleblower report

Cheating in Science: Who Cares?

Last week I went to the annual meeting of the Radiation Research Society in Las Vegas.  I had a poster on display during the entire meeting in the poster room and was scheduled to stand by and explain it during

Posted in ethical concerns, journal problems, possible fraud, retractions, Uncategorized

8/27/2014

I am having trouble keeping up with all the news that I would like to talk about in this blog!  Stay with me, I am doing my best! Retraction Watch is running about 2 posts a day since last I

Posted in discrimination and harassment, ethical concerns, news item, possible fraud, whistleblower report

What’s new this week

It’s always good to get an email from Ed Yong — good, bad and interesting news on the science home front.  Try Edyong209@gmail.com to subscribe to his blog. Retraction Watch (http://retractionwatch.com) has had some interesting posts this week: “A researcher at Tufts

Posted in ethical concerns, news item, possible fraud, retractions

Crooked Symmetry

In an article posted in Nature on May 9, 2013, Eugenie Samuel Reich reports on a study published in Nature and featured on the front cover in 2005 that purported to demonstrate that dancers with symmetrical bodies were rated more

Posted in ethical concerns, news item, possible fraud

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