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Peer review: All the retractions fit to print

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A former Harvard postdoc who was found guilty of faking data at Oxford as a student did the same thing at Harvard, according to the Office of Research Integrity (ORI).

Title says it all: “Researchers repeat retracted study, republish in same journal sans first author” (Biological Psychiatry)

New term watch:

Indeed, the journal Anaesthesia has retracted a 2010 article about xenon-based anesthesia, and corrected a 2005 article by some of the same researchers, for what appears to be a case of wurst slicing.

“wurst slicing” (same material as a previous study, repackaged)

Publish and perish, it seems.

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    bornagain77 says:

    OT: The myth of the 97% climate change consensus- May 2014
    Excerpt: the papers used to create and perpetuate the 97% claim are seriously and fundamentally flawed. The alleged consensus simply does not exist; much less does it represent anything remotely approaching 97%.

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