Tag Archives: Retraction Watch

Sorry we assigned a racist to review your book

Inside Higher Education has an excellent account of a horrible decision made by an academic journal…and the journal’s attempt to make things right. Read the whole tale there. The (sorta?) short version:

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What are these little HEARTS doing on my GRAPHS?

Tim Hunt is a biochemist, co-winner of a Nobel Prize in the Physiology or Medicine category (along with Leland Hartwell and Paul Nurse). The prize was for work elucidating how proteins like cyclins control cell division. Sounds like he can … Continue reading

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Sexist scientist schmucks sorry-ish

Warning. I am crankier than usual right now. I’m still in a fury about serial domestic violence perpetrator Floyd Mayweather being protected by the entire city of Las Vegas and getting paid a gazillion dollars to beat someone up (at least that … Continue reading

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Sorry if I seemed to be legally liable in any way

Ivan Oransky of Retraction Watch pointed this out to us. Retraction Watch focuses on scientific journals, with sample subject matter including spectroscopy, peptides, climate change, surgical techniques, quantum physics, and yes, surface temperatures of naked-neck chickens.  An article in the … Continue reading

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A scientific semi-apology

Our Invisible Friend Inside the Computer Taffy Brodesser-Akner pointed us to the blog Retraction Watch, which is fabulous. Written by journalistic machers Adam Marcus and Ivan Oransky, it looks at scientific retractions, primarily in the life sciences. Because when it comes to getting … Continue reading

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