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Stapel Paper Retracted

By | December 2, 2011

The Dutch Psychologist who’s made headlines recently for a massive case of scientific fraud has a Science paper retracted.

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Astronaut Worms Return from Space

By | December 1, 2011

After 6 months in orbit, Caenorhabditis elegans return to Earth—alive and well.

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EU Seeks $100 Billion for Research

By | December 1, 2011

In the midst of the continent’s economic troubles, the European Commission is pushing for a big rise in science funding.

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Citizen Science Goes Marine

By | November 30, 2011

A new public science project asks people at home to match whale songs in hopes of better understanding their language.

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Science Avoids Big Budget Cuts

By | November 22, 2011

Congress has passed a spending bill that spares some of the country’s biggest science agencies from the worst of the deficit-reduction measures.

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Chronic Fatigue Researcher Arrested

By | November 21, 2011

Judy Mikovits, notorious in the scientific community since she claimed to link a mouse retrovirus to chronic fatigue syndrome, has been arrested and is being held in jail.

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The Call of the Finding

By | November 18, 2011

Some are worried that psychologists have become addicted to sound-bite results.

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Illegal Breeding at Chimp Facility?

By | November 17, 2011

The Human Society is still concerned that a US primate research center of illegally breeding federally-owned chimpanzees.

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Chronic Fatigued Researcher Sued

By | November 15, 2011

A research institute has filed a lawsuit against its former employee, Judy Mikovits, who claimed to link a mouse retrovirus to chronic fatigue syndrome.

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NSF Sans Peer Review

By | November 10, 2011

The US science funding agency unveils a new grant program that does away with external peer review.

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