Weekend reads: Lancet cardiac stem cell paper retracted; predatory journals pivot to video and get stung; reviews that cite retracted papers

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The week at Retraction Watch featured a publisher error that led to eight withdrawals; a paper on the benefits of tea whose cup overflowed; and a paper that seemed to have everything wrong with it. Here’s what was happening elsewhere:

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3 thoughts on “Weekend reads: Lancet cardiac stem cell paper retracted; predatory journals pivot to video and get stung; reviews that cite retracted papers”

  1. Bullet 2: the video article published by Dr. Yosemite Sam is hilarious. The video is available on YT:

    I was impressed by their “Data Analysis Centre”. The most profound discovery they have done is probably that “central mechanisms of evolution do sometimes shift into a retrograde motion, a little bit like the planets”.
    There is no doubt that Dr. Yosemite Sam will be awarded the Prize-Which-I-Do-Not-Need-To-Name very soon. See:

    https://retractionwatch.com/2018/04/12/yosemite-sam-bunny-nemesis-and-renowned-scientist/

    1. The student backing out of the frame as Prof Sam prepared to pour the anhydrous water was an especially nice touch.

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