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Ravenous Invasive Worm Now in U.S.

By | June 25, 2015

Researchers have found the New Guinea flatworm, one of the world’s most invasive species, in Florida, putting native ecosystems at serious risk.

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Widespread Data Duplication

By | June 17, 2015

Around one out of every four cancer papers scrutinized in a recent study contains questionable figures, and journals and authors aren’t responding to requests for clarification.

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Retractions Often Due to Plagiarism: Study

By | June 1, 2015

The number of plagiarism-based retractions has grown since the advent of detection software, according to a BioMed Central analysis.

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An independent investigator says that the surgeon misrepresented the truth in papers about artificial trachea transplants.

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Duke Settles Negligence Suit

By | May 5, 2015

Participants in controversial cancer trials have “resolved and settled all claims against” Duke University and oncologist Anil Potti, who previously admitted to fraud, lawyer says.

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Climate Change Speeds Extinctions

By | May 3, 2015

Species die-offs are expected to accelerate as greenhouse gases accumulate, according to a meta-analysis.

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Bees Drawn to Pesticides

By | April 24, 2015

One study shows the insects prefer food laced with pesticides, while another adds to the evidence that the chemicals are harmful to some pollinators.

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An investigation has found the thoracic surgeon who transplanted artificial tracheae into patients not guilty of overhyping his research.

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Plant Biologist’s Work Investigated

By | April 2, 2015

Institutions where RNA interference scientist Olivier Voinnet has worked are looking into allegations of misconduct.

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Judge Wants Info on PubPeer Commenter

By | March 23, 2015

In a defamation lawsuit involving anonymous comments on the post-publication peer review website, a judge requests potentially identifying information.

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