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The Biggest Science Scandals of 2017

By | December 15, 2017

This year’s controversial news included unethical behavior among politicians, a murder, and multiple accusations of gender discrimination and sexual harassment, in addition to the usual spate of research misconduct.

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Women Surveyed About Sexual Harassment Tell Their Stories

By | December 13, 2017

Marie Claire speaks with researchers who’d reported abuse in studies of harassment in the field.

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The nine plaintiffs allege the university’s actions put women at risk.

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US Research Integrity Head Temporarily Leaves Post

By | November 21, 2017

Kathy Partin, whose staff had expressed concerns about changes she instituted, was reportedly asked to leave.

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An open letter from hundreds of faculty members in the U.S. and abroad declares they won’t encourage students to pursue education or careers there.

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Investigations into cases of wrongdoing by professors are increasingly in the public eye. But are colleges and universities doing enough to deal with the problem?

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The professors, all faculty members in the college’s department of psychology and brain sciences, have been placed on paid leave. 

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The group calls for the retraction of six publications by surgeon Paolo Macchiarini regarding the synthetic trachea transplantations that led to the death of at least three patients. 

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New Dean of USC Medical School Fired

By | October 6, 2017

Rohit Varma’s termination, following the recent resignation of his predecessor over misbehavior, came as the Los Angeles Times prepared to report on a 2003 sexual harassment case.

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Nature Plants explains how it handled a manuscript coauthored by Patrice Dunoyer, a biologist with multiple retractions to his name.

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