Weekend reads: Bragging about burying bad science; women still underrepresented in Nature; does brilliance justify bad behavior?

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The week at Retraction Watch featured a look at a dozen scientific sleuths; the story of how gambling got in the way of a promising scientific career; and details on why a misconduct probe took more than four years. Here’s what was happening elsewhere:

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2 thoughts on “Weekend reads: Bragging about burying bad science; women still underrepresented in Nature; does brilliance justify bad behavior?”

  1. “Women continue to form too small a proportion of [Nature’s] authors and referees,” say editors there. – unfortunately, comments are not allowed or activated for Nature editorial…

  2. “As for the Type 3 reviewers who actively crush scholarship for kicks, there is no easy explanation. Some powerful academics enjoy maligning the less powerful. The rest of us really need to be actively screening out such cruelty-based personalities in the hiring process.”

    Powerful academics or their overachieving grad students and postdocs who actually did the reviewing.

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