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Can Talc Cause Cancer?

By | March 2, 2016

A jury recently awarded $72 million in a talcum-powder–ovarian cancer case, but the data linking the hygiene product to disease risk are inconclusive.

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PubPeer’s Appeal for Anonymity Continues

By | January 21, 2016

The site’s lawyers, along with renowned scientists, filed briefs to an appeals court asking to protect a commenter’s identification.

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Embattled Chimps Relocate

By | January 9, 2016

After losing out on “personhood” in a legal battle, two chimpanzees that were held at a university in New York return to a research center in Louisiana.

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Opinion: Brain Scans in the Courtroom

By | November 23, 2015

Advances in neuroimaging have improved our understanding of the brain, but the resulting data do little to help judges and juries determine criminal culpability.

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Bad Blood Between California Universities

By | July 8, 2015

The University of California, San Diego, is suing the University of Southern California and a former employee over alleged data theft, among other charges of academic animosity.

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Virus Denier Ordered to Pay Up

By | March 16, 2015

A biologist who offered €100,000 to anyone who could prove that measles is a virus must pony up, a German court says.

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Seismologists Cleared of Manslaughter

By | November 11, 2014

Six Italian earthquake advisors, charged with manslaughter for not sounding the alarm on a 2009 temblor, had their convictions overturned.

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Columbia Pays Millions to Settle Fraud Claim

By | October 30, 2014

The university has agreed to pay more than $9 million to resolve a lawsuit filed by the US government over the submission of false claims regarding federal research funds.

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UC Spent Millions on Lab Death Case

By | October 28, 2014

The University of California paid about $4.5 million to private law firms over six years defending a UCLA chemistry professor from felony charges relating to his employee’s death.

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Court: Scientist’s Emails Are Private

By | April 22, 2014

Judges rule that climate scientist Michael Mann’s communications are not subject to Freedom of Information Act requests.

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