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Can Talc Cause Cancer?
Can Talc Cause Cancer?
Kerry Grens | Mar 2, 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.
UC Spent Millions on Lab Death Case
UC Spent Millions on Lab Death Case
Bob Grant | Oct 28, 2014
The University of California paid about $4.5 million to private law firms over six years defending a UCLA chemistry professor from felony charges relating to his employee’s death.
Court: Scientist’s Emails Are Private
Court: Scientist’s Emails Are Private
Kerry Grens | Apr 22, 2014
Judges rule that climate scientist Michael Mann’s communications are not subject to Freedom of Information Act requests.