Posts Tagged ‘Scientific Publications’

The quest for underlying order: inside the frauds of Diederik Stapel (part 1)

Yudhijit Bhattacharjee has an excellent article in the most recent New York Times Magazine (published April 26, 2013) on disgraced Dutch social psychologist Diederik Stapel. Why is Stapel disgraced? At the last count at Retraction Watch , 54 of …

A world-famous chemist tells the truth: there’s no scientist alive today who understands macroevolution

Porfessor James M. Tour is one of the ten most cited chemists in the world. He is famous for his work on nanocars (pictured above, courtesy of Wikipedia), nanoelectronics, graphene nanostructures, carbon nanovectors in medicine, and green carbon research for enhanced oil recovery and environmentally friendly oil and gas extraction. He is currently a Professor… more

Diminishing returns to communication in scholarship?

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There has been an issue I have wanted to bring up, but my thoughts have been rather inchoate. If you read this blog c…

Study indicates that scientific fraud may have a male bias

A few weeks back I blogged about a paper by Arturo Casadevall , Ferric Fang and others from the University of Washington and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine that investigated retractions in scientific publications and concluded that the ma…

Study of pipestone artifacts overturns a century-old assumption

In the early 1900s, an archaeologist, William Mills, dug up a treasure-trove of carved stone pipes that had been buried almost 2,000 years earlier. Mills was the first to dig the Native American site, called Tremper Mound, in southern Ohio. And when he…

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