U Missouri Grad Students Can Unionize: State Supreme Court
U Missouri Grad Students Can Unionize: State Supreme Court
After a series of appeals from the university, Missouri courts have ruled for the third time that students have collective bargaining rights.
U Missouri Grad Students Can Unionize: State Supreme Court
U Missouri Grad Students Can Unionize: State Supreme Court

After a series of appeals from the university, Missouri courts have ruled for the third time that students have collective bargaining rights.

After a series of appeals from the university, Missouri courts have ruled for the third time that students have collective bargaining rights.

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Who Owns the ‘Dueling Dinos’? Montana Supreme Court To Decide
Who Owns the ‘Dueling Dinos’? Montana Supreme Court To Decide
Ashley P. Taylor | Jul 11, 2019
The answer has broad implications for paleontology research—and maybe for museum collections, too.
Recipients of Experimental Herpes Vaccine File Lawsuit
Recipients of Experimental Herpes Vaccine File Lawsuit
Catherine Offord | Mar 14, 2018
The suit claims that Rational Vaccines, the company of recently deceased researcher William Halford, violated US and international laws when it carried out the procedure.
UK Judges Receive Primers on Forensic Science
UK Judges Receive Primers on Forensic Science
Catherine Offord | Mar 1, 2018
Scientists in the U.K., in collaboration with members of the judiciary, have launched the first in a series of explanatory documents designed to help integrate science into the courtroom.
Point of Order
Point of Order
The Scientist Staff | Feb 28, 2018
Watch Niamh Nic Daéid’s TedX talk about forensic evidence in the courtroom.
Sci-Hub Loses Domains and Access to Some Web Services
Sci-Hub Loses Domains and Access to Some Web Services
Diana Kwon | Feb 19, 2018
A few months after the American Chemical Society won its lawsuit against the pirate site, the game of virtual whack-a-mole continues.
New Developments in CRISPR Patent Case
New Developments in CRISPR Patent Case
Jef Akst | Dec 12, 2016
Documents suggest Feng Zhang started working on CRISPR before Jennifer Doudna’s group published; researchers call for CRISPR technology to be shared openly
PubPeer Wins Appeal on Anonymous Comments
PubPeer Wins Appeal on Anonymous Comments
Joshua A. Krisch, Bob Grant | Dec 7, 2016
The Michigan Court of Appeals rules that anonymous commenters on the post-publication peer review website are protected under the First Amendment.
Full Sarkar Investigation Report Won’t Enter Appeals Court Case
Full Sarkar Investigation Report Won’t Enter Appeals Court Case
Bob Grant | Dec 1, 2016
Court of Appeals denies a motion filed by ACLU lawyers to enter the full Wayne State University investigation of pathologist Fazlul Sarkar into the official case record.
PubPeer Lawyers Ask to Enter Misconduct Report into the Court Record
PubPeer Lawyers Ask to Enter Misconduct Report into the Court Record
Bob Grant | Nov 17, 2016
Lawyers for PubPeer have obtained and posted the full investigation report from Wayne State University, which lists more than 140 misconduct allegations against pathologist Fazlul Sarkar.
PubPeer Requests that Court Consider Misconduct Investigation
PubPeer Requests that Court Consider Misconduct Investigation
Bob Grant | Oct 20, 2016
ACLU lawyers representing the post-publication peer review site have filed a motion to admit the existence of a university investigation that found pathologist Fazlul Sarkar guilty of misconduct.
Misconduct Finding Could Impact PubPeer Litigation
Misconduct Finding Could Impact PubPeer Litigation
Bob Grant | Oct 19, 2016
Wayne State University’s conclusion that pathologist Fazlul Sarkar committed research misconduct could affect the ongoing legal proceedings related to anonymous critics of his work.
Can Talc Cause Cancer?
Can Talc Cause Cancer?
Kerry Grens | Mar 1, 2016
A jury recently awarded $72 million in a talcum-powder–ovarian cancer case, but the data linking the hygiene product to disease risk are inconclusive.
PubPeer’s Appeal for Anonymity Continues
PubPeer’s Appeal for Anonymity Continues
Kerry Grens | Jan 21, 2016
The site’s lawyers, along with renowned scientists, filed briefs to an appeals court asking to protect a commenter’s identification.
Embattled Chimps Relocate
Embattled Chimps Relocate
Kerry Grens | Jan 9, 2016
After losing out on “personhood” in a legal battle, two chimpanzees that were held at a university in New York return to a research center in Louisiana.
Opinion: Brain Scans in the Courtroom
Opinion: Brain Scans in the Courtroom
Andreas Kuersten | Nov 23, 2015
Advances in neuroimaging have improved our understanding of the brain, but the resulting data do little to help judges and juries determine criminal culpability.
Bad Blood Between California Universities
Bad Blood Between California Universities
Bob Grant | Jul 8, 2015
The University of California, San Diego, is suing the University of Southern California and a former employee over alleged data theft, among other charges of academic animosity.
Virus Denier Ordered to Pay Up
Virus Denier Ordered to Pay Up
Bob Grant | Mar 16, 2015
A biologist who offered €100,000 to anyone who could prove that measles is a virus must pony up, a German court says.
Seismologists Cleared of Manslaughter
Seismologists Cleared of Manslaughter
Kerry Grens | Nov 11, 2014
Six Italian earthquake advisors, charged with manslaughter for not sounding the alarm on a 2009 temblor, had their convictions overturned.
Columbia Pays Millions to Settle Fraud Claim
Columbia Pays Millions to Settle Fraud Claim
Bob Grant | Oct 30, 2014
The university has agreed to pay more than $9 million to resolve a lawsuit filed by the US government over the submission of false claims regarding federal research funds.