Retraction of 3 scientific papers = crazy fraud + sad editor #retractionwatch

Retraction Watch has a terrific summary of a recent triple retraction at PLOS One. Check out the article for lots more info and the blog itself for information on scientific publication retractions. Sad that this is the state of science right now, … Continue reading

Criminal charges and possible jail time for scientific fraud and research misconduct #abouttime

  Federal prosecutors are filing charges against Dong-Pyou Han after a major case of disgusting research misconduct having to do with a breakthrough AIDS vaccine. Great news article here. Investigators say former Iowa State University laboratory manager Dong-Pyou Han has … Continue reading

US vaccine researcher gets prison time for blatantly faking data – #misconduct #science

In my personal opinion, the prison sentence for Dong-Pyou Han accurately punishes his blatant faking of data and disregard for science as a whole. A former Iowa State University scientist was sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison for altering blood samples to make it seem … Continue reading

How should scientists respond to science denialism?? John Cook explains @ConversationEDU

Inoculating against science denial John Cook, The University of Queensland Science denial has real, societal consequences. Denial of the link between HIV and AIDS led to more than 330,000 premature deaths in South Africa. Denial of the link between smoking … Continue reading

The ethics of authorship in scientific publication, explained @TheConversation

Tackling unethical authorship deals on scientific publications By Isaac Santos; Carlos Duarte, University of Western Australia; Damien Maher; Peter Macreadie, University of Technology, Sydney, and Scott G Johnston The research excellence of academics is often measured by the quantity and … Continue reading