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“Publish or Perish”: Addressing a Common Misconception

It is not uncommon to hear an academic say something like, “I have no interest in publishing or building my CV. I just want to be a great teacher and invest my time and life in students. 860 more words


Lies, Damned Lies, and Retractions - "settled" science unsettled

From Benedict Carey at the New York Times, via Chaos Manor:

“The crimes and misdemeanors of science used to be handled mostly in-house, with a private word at the faculty club, barbed questions at a conference, maybe a quiet dismissal.

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Researcher Misconduct

The latest myth of eternal youth

Between 2013 and 2014 two of the most prestigious scientific journals, Science and Cell, published a pair of studies from the same lab reporting that the protein Growth Differentiation Factor 11 ( 630 more words

Ageing Research

My professor demands to be listed as an author on many of my papers

Scientists are meant to be scrupulously honest and objective. Acting unethically or misrepresenting information could spell the end of a career. Except, there’s one instance where it’s acceptable for scientists to lie: when fraudulently claiming authorship of a paper.

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Does a desire for media fame skew results?

In the wake of the retraction of a study of how canvassers can sway people’s opinions about gay marriage by Science, we’ve seen a frenzy of commentary around… 417 more words