Retracted papers needlessly stigmatize and jeopardize solid research in related fields, study finds
It is one of the highest-profile cases of scientific fraud in memory: In 2005, South Korean researcher Woo-Suk Hwang and colleagues made international news by claiming that they had produced embryonic stem cells from a cloned ...
How to tell what a donkey is thinking
Yawning, sighing and stretching are just three behaviours observed in donkeys that have been evaluated in newly published research led by academics from the University of Bristol's School of Veterinary Sciences ...
New algorithm gives credit where credit is due
It makes sense that the credit for science papers with multiple authors should go to the authors who perform the bulk of the research, yet that's not always the case.
Personal, public costs of scientific misconduct calculated
Much has been assumed about the private and public damage of scientific misconduct. Yet few have tried to measure the costs to perpetrators and to society.
Publish don't perish thanks to new iPhone app
A new app developed at the University of Otago is already helping researchers in over 20 countries connect more effectively with journals that could publish their research.
Japanese scientist in research scandal found dead (Update)
A senior Japanese scientist embroiled in a stem-cell research scandal has apparently committed suicide, police said Tuesday.
Gorgeous warp ship design delights the internet
"Let me take you on a little trip … we're gonna travel faster than light," the Kinks sang 42 years ago. Well, maybe this was the warp ship they were dreaming of.
Japanese scientist to retract stem cell papers
A Japanese stem cell scientist accused of fabricating research has agreed to retract papers published in the respected journal Nature, an official said Wednesday.
Marketing to net mums
Mums on the net should be the focus of those carrying out market research as it turns out that the old word-of-mouth benefits to sales are stronger than ever now that the school gathering places, shops and mother and child ...
Japan lab says stem cell research falsified (Update 3)
The finding that a lead researcher falsified data in a widely heralded stem-cell research paper is a setback for Japan's efforts to promote its advanced research, but also a symptom of the pressure for breakthroughs ...
Image anomalies cast shadow on acid-bath stem-cell study
World's first magma-enhanced geothermal system created in Iceland
In 2009, a borehole drilled at Krafla, northeast Iceland, as part of the Icelandic Deep Drilling Project (IDDP), unexpectedly penetrated into magma (molten rock) at only 2100 meters depth, with a temperature ...
Researchers describe how to cause older Apple computers to video record without turning on LED light
Women's presence in science is not reflected in peer-review authorship or citations
After reviewing the authorship of 5.4 million peer-reviewed articles, University of Montreal information scientist Prof Vincent Larivière and colleagues from UQAM and University of Indiana have established ...