Another busy week at Retraction Watch, with Ivan in Seoul speaking on research integrity at the Korean Medical Association conference. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: A UCLA chemistry professor struck a plea bargain to avoid jail time following the death of a research assistant in a lab fire. “It’s an important case because it is […]
Last post we talked about traditional peer review, which is at least single-blinded. This time we will focus on Open Peer Review (OPR). The narrowest way to describe OPR is as a process in which the...
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By Philip Plait Synopsis: Bad Astronomy: Misconceptions and Misuses Revealed, from Astrology to the Moon Landing “Hoax” is a non-fiction book by the American astronomer Phil Plait, also known as “the Bad Astronomer”. The book was published in […]
In 1874, Stepan Andreevich Bers published The Cookbook and gave it as a gift to his sister, countess Sophia Andreevna Tolstaya, the wife of the great Russian novelist, Leo Tolstoy. The book contained a collection of Tolstoy family recipes, the […]test
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