Archive for July, 2011

Misconduct case could have been caught years ago

July 28, 2011 Leave a comment

Data manipulated by former MIT immunologist Luk Van Parijs was flagged in 1997, when he was still a graduate student. Article at Nature.

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What do the debt ceiling talks mean for scientists?

July 28, 2011 Leave a comment

Across-the-board budget cuts would hurt researchers. Explainer at Nature.

Constants you can count on

July 27, 2011 Leave a comment

The latest release of physical constants from CODATA shows improved precision for a number of key quantities, which is good news for plans to redefine the SI system of units. Article at Nature.

National Academies considers research university overhaul

July 15, 2011 Leave a comment

An update from the National Academies’ forthcoming study on research universities was presented at the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) in Washington DC today.

Letter sheds light on alleged censorship by Hubble

July 11, 2011 Leave a comment

Here’s an update on the intrigue surrounding the alleged censorship of Georges LemaĆ®tre.

See also my earlier news article.

Patients’ attorneys seek to show harm from flawed research at Duke

July 8, 2011 Leave a comment

An update on the status of Duke University’s legal troubles arising from the Anil Potti case.

See also my earlier story on errors made by Duke in handling the controversy.

Guest post on The Intersection about scientific fraud

July 8, 2011 Leave a comment

A guest post on Chris Mooney’s blog discusses my recent article in Nature about failures in oversight of alleged scientific fraud at the DOE.