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Top 10 Retractions of 2017

By Retraction Watch | December 18, 2017

Making the list: a journal breaks a retraction record, Nobel laureates Do the Right Thing, and Seinfeld characters write a paper 

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A Turbulent Year in the Publishing World

By Diana Kwon | December 15, 2017

In 2017, scientists, regulators, and publishers clashed in a series of lawsuits, boycotts, mass resignations, and more.

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Water bears can reanimate after years of desiccation—and gel-forming proteins unique to the animals may explain how.

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Microbes of the Human Tongue Form Organized Clusters

By Kerry Grens | December 5, 2017

Bacteria on the tongue’s surface reside in clumps distinguished by genus, unlike the intermingled communities observed in other tissues.

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Cataloging Fungal Life in Antarctic Seas

By Ignacio Amigo | December 1, 2017

Brazilian researchers report a relatively large diversity of fungi in marine ecosystems surrounding Antarctica, but warn that climate change could bring unpleasant surprises.

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The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researcher’s work will help predict how the Arctic is responding to climate change—and the global effects of those changes.

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Infographic: The Hazards of Life on Mars

By Diana Kwon | December 1, 2017

High levels of radiation, among other health risks, challenge the future colonation of the Red Planet.

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Search for Life on the Red Planet

By Diana Kwon | December 1, 2017

Growing evidence points to a once-habitable world—and recent findings suggest that life could exist on Mars today.

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Flies’ Feet Can Spread Bacteria

By Kerry Grens | November 27, 2017

Lab experiments and metagenomic analyses of flies’ resident bacteria indicate that the insects carry microbes from place to place on their legs.

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Editors Claim Censorship at a Public Health Journal

By Jef Akst | November 21, 2017

The editorial board at the International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health accuses its publisher of promoting corporate interests.

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