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Speaking of Science

By The Scientist Staff | September 1, 2014

September 2014's selection of notable quotes

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PubPeer Threatened with Legal Action

By Kate Yandell | August 19, 2014

The moderators of the post-publication peer review forum say they could be facing their first legal case.

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The Price Tag of Scientific Fraud

By Kerry Grens | August 15, 2014

Each paper retracted because of research misconduct costs taxpayers roughly $400,000, according to a report.

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Final Straw for STAP?

By Tracy Vence | June 4, 2014

Independent analysis uncovers suspected mouse cell mix-up, while stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotency lead author Haruko Obokata agrees to retract the work in full.

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Back from the Blacklist?

By Jef Akst | May 8, 2014

Disgraced psychology researcher Marc Hauser, who was found guilty of data fabrication and falsification during his time at Harvard, publishes two new papers.

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RIKEN to Review 20,000 Papers

By Jef Akst | May 5, 2014

In the wake of allegations of research misconduct, the president of the Japanese research institute asks that all labs review their publications for evidence of manipulated images or plagiarism.

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STAP Misconduct Investigator Steps Down

By Tracy Vence | April 25, 2014

One of the RIKEN scientists investigating allegations of misconduct tied to stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotency work has resigned from the committee because of anonymous questions raised about his own research.

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Misconduct Found in STAP Case

By Jef Akst | April 2, 2014

An investigating committee at Japan’s RIKEN research center finds evidence of falsification and fabrication in two recent Nature papers that touted a new way to induce pluripotency.

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Top US Scientific Misconduct Official Quits

By Bob Grant | March 14, 2014

The director of the Office of Research Integrity, the federal agency that investigates scientific misconduct, resigns after two years on the job.

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Top 10 Retractions of 2013

By Adam Marcus and Ivan Oransky | December 30, 2013

A look at this year’s most memorable retractions

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