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Weekend reads: Jail for scientific fraud?; data-sharing horrors; the lighter side of retractions

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November 12th, 2016 at 9:30 am

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Weekend reads: Frustrated scientists; most brutal rejection ever?; public shaming in science

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booksThe week at Retraction Watch featured 58 retractions in one fell swoop, and a look at what you should do if you find out a paper you’ve cited has been retracted. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: Read the rest of this entry »

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November 5th, 2016 at 9:58 am

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Weekend reads: Bad peer reviews; crimes against science; misconduct at Oxford

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booksThe week at Retraction Watch featured an exclusive about a prominent heart researcher being dismissed, and a look at signs that a paper’s authorship was bought. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: Read the rest of this entry »

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October 29th, 2016 at 9:42 am

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Did you miss Weekend Reads? Here it is.

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Apologies, our email software is acting up again. Here’s today’s Weekend Reads.

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October 22nd, 2016 at 9:45 am

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Weekend reads: Why so much research is dodgy; why scientists should shun journals; ethical grey zones

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booksThe week at Retraction Watch featured a cancer researcher retracting 19 studies at once from a single journal, and the story of how a 7-year-old came to publish a paper. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: Read the rest of this entry »

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October 22nd, 2016 at 9:30 am

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Weekend reads: Arguments for abandoning “statistically significant,” boorish behavior, and useless clinical trials

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booksThe week at Retraction Watch featured developments in the retraction of a paper claiming the dangers of GMOs, and claims of censorship by a Nature journal. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: Read the rest of this entry »

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October 15th, 2016 at 9:30 am

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Weekend reads: Questions about NIH success story; do Nobels need a reset?; coercing PhD graduates

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booksThe week at Retraction Watch featured doubts about the effects of oxytocin, aka the “love hormone,” and a report on how common reference errors are. Here’s what was happening elsewhere, with apologies for the later-than-usual posting: Read the rest of this entry »

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October 8th, 2016 at 3:42 pm

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Weekend reads: How to create tabloid science headlines; sugar industry buys research; the citation black market

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booksThe week at Retraction Watch featured a look at whether we have an epidemic of flawed meta-analyses, and the story of a strange case involving climate research and pseudonyms. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: Read the rest of this entry »

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September 17th, 2016 at 9:52 am

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Weekend reads: Macchiarini guilty of misconduct; controversial PACE data to be released; gender bias at conferences

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booksThis week at Retraction Watch featured the return of a notorious fraudster, and plagiarism of plagiarism. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: Read the rest of this entry »

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September 10th, 2016 at 9:37 am

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Weekend reads: Elsevier’s “stupid patent of the month;” how Republicans and Democrats retract; hospital apologizes for published case report

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booksThe week at Retraction Watch featured a shooting by a researcher fired for misconduct, and the creation of fake computer-generated peer reviews. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: Read the rest of this entry »

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September 3rd, 2016 at 10:45 am

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