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Stapel got ahold of the hammer again (but not for long) and other stories

Wednesday, October 15, 2014. Diedrick Stapel hits the nail on the head: seems that Diedrick Stapel, the kitchen table data creator, cannot lose for winning. It was reported on the Retraction Watch recently (remember he has racked up 54 retractions

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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

Week’s Happenings 9/14/14

On the 16th, Nathan S Blow, Editor-in-Chief of BioTechniques wrote a piece about the Materials and Methods section of scientific papers.  He points out that most authors do not provide enough detail for the reader to repeat the experiments.  On

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The cost of retractions, another fascinating charlatan and Mt Holyoke, but not Smith, does the right thing

Tracy Vance reported in the Scientist (Monday, 9/8)) on the cost of retractions.  They can reduce related citations and impact on future funding.  Best to do it right in the first place.  Even unintentional errors can cost. From Morning Break Medpage

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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 to subscribe to his blog. Retraction Watch ( has had some interesting posts this week: “A researcher at Tufts

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