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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Scientific Papers Under Question

Science, Now Under Scrutiny Itself

Benedict Carey | June 15, 2015

The crimes and misdemeanors of science used to be handled mostly in-house, with a private word at the faculty club, barbed questions at a conference, maybe a quiet dismissal. On the rare occasion when a journal publicly retracted a study, it typically did so in a cryptic footnote. Few were the wiser; many retracted studies have been cited as legitimate evidence by others years after the fact.


<more at; related links: (Study claims 1 in 4 cancer research papers contains faked data. A closer look at the results suggests things are bad, but not quite that bad. June 26, 2015) and (For Sale: “Your Name Here” in a Prestigious Science Journal. An investigation into some scientific papers finds worrying irregularities. December 17, 2014; further: (Over 100 published science journal articles just gibberish)>

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