News Articles on Scientific Practice and Scientific Dysfunction (2012)

News Articles 2012:


Eighth retraction marks slide of lung cancer work (Reuters, January 9, 2012)

[This article is retracted]: Top four retracted science articles (Wired UK, January 11, 2012)

University Suspects Fraud by a Researcher Who Studied Red Wine (The New York Times, January 11, 2012)

UConn Claims Resveratrol Researcher Falsified Work (NPR, January 12, 2012)

UConn’s account of research flaws should be a model for others (Boston Globe, January 27, 2012)


Fallout From Fatigue Syndrome Retraction Is Wide (New York Times, February 6, 2012)

Did Anil Potti, Former Duke Cancer Researcher, Conduct Research Fraud? (Huffington Post, February 13, 2012)

Potti falsified research data, mentor says (Duke Chronicle, February 13, 2012)

More on Peter Gleick and the Heartland Files (The New York Times, February 22, 2012)


Deception at Duke: Fraud in cancer care? (CBS News, March 5, 2012)

RNA editing study under intense scrutiny (Nature, March 15, 2015)

Not so fast: Second experiment refutes faster-than-flight particles (March 16, 2012)

In cancer science, many “discoveries” don’t hold up (Reuters, March 28, 2012)

Climate, Controversy And Strangers On A Plane (NPR, March 29, 2012)


The Need for Reproducibility in Academic Research (Science Exchange , April 6, 2012)

Guest Post: After an Unprecedented Request for a Retraction, A Close Look at the Data (Forbes, April 13, 3012)

After Mistakes, Scientists Try to Explain Themselves (New York Times, April 16, 2012)

A Sharp Rise in Retractions Prompts Calls for Reform (New York Times, April 16, 2012)

A rash of scientific retraction (The Boston Globe, April 17, 2012)

British doctor found to have committed research fraud in the US (The Guardian, April 19, 2012)

Open access will be crucial to maintain public confidence in science (The Guardian, April 20, 2012)

Robert Spitzer, Psychiatrist Behind Retracted ‘Ex-Gay’ Study, Apologizes to Gay Community, Patients (Huffington Post, April 25, 2012)

Controversial research: Good science bad science (Nature, April 25, 2012)


Analytical Trend Troubles Scientists (The Wall Street Journal, May 4, 2012)

These Researchers Went to Prison But Their Work Has Not Been Retracted (Huffington Post, May 16, 2012)

Replication studies: Bad copy (Nature, May 16, 2012)

Psychiatry Giant Sorry for Backing Gay ‘Cure’ (New York Times, May 18, 2012)

Demoted Alaska polar bear researcher question probe’s integrity (Alaska Dispatch News, May 23, 2012)

Thai ‘plagiarism’ saga takes a new turn (SciDev.Net, May 28, 2012)

The Health of Science (Huffington Post, May 29, 2012)



Gay Parents Study Suggesting Downside For Kids Draws Fire From Social Scientists (The Huffington Post, June 12, 2012)

NIA director vows to quit if found guilty (Bangkok Post, June 26, 2012)

Climate panel adopts controversial ‘grey’ evidence (New Scientist, June 26, 2012)

Doctor no more: Thai official finally loses title (Times Higher Education, June 28, 2012)

Thai PhD withdrawal leads to calls to retract article (SciDev.Net, June 29, 2012)


U.S. Science Integrity Effort Hits Troubled Waters (Scientific American, April 3, 2012)

Problems with ‘the scientific method (Science News for Students, July 5, 2012)

Journal retreats from controversial arsenic paper (The Washington Post, July 8, 2012)

New Studies Say No, Life Can’t Live On Arsenic Alone (Popular Science, July 9, 2012)

Winner takes all (Scientific American, July 17, 2012)

The misconduct of science? (ABC Online, July 18, 2012)

Controversial Gay-Parenting Study Is Severely Flawed, Journal’s Audit Finds (The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 26, 2012)


The Truth Is Many Scientific Studies Can’t Be Trusted (Business Insider, August 14, 2012)

Doctoring the evidence: what the science establishment doesn’t want you to know (The Sunday Times, August 12, 2012)

Plagiarism controversy raises questions over academic integrity (University World News, August 18, 2012)

Thai official in plagiarism dispute found guilty of forgery (SciDev.Net, August 21, 2012)

Plagiarism scandal continues after forgery verdict (University World News, August 26, 2012)

Former Harvard researcher misrepresented results, investigation finds (The Boston Globe, August 29, 2012)


Former Harvard professor Marc Hauser fabricated, manipulated data, US says (Boston, September 5, 2012)

Marc Hauser “Engaged in Research Misconduct” (Harvard Magazine, September 5, 2012)

Harvard Psychology Researcher Committed Fraud, U.S. Investigation Concludes (Science Magazine, September 6, 2012)

Top Canadian scientist and award-winning student caught in ‘blatant plagiarism’ of text (National Post, September 11, 2012)

University of Waterloo researchers apologize, issue retraction after using US research as their own (Waterloo Record, September 12, 2012)

False positives: fraud and misconduct are threatening scientific research (The Guardian, September 13, 2012)

Scientists Back Down From Viral Cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (TIME, September 23, 2011)

target=”_blank”GM cassava study retracted over ‘missing’ data (SciDev.Net, September 26, 2012)


Misconduct is the main cause of life-sciences retractions (Nature News, October 1, 2012)

Misdeeds, Not Mistakes, Behind Most Scientific Retractions (NPR, October 1, 2012)

Tenfold increase in scientific research papers retracted for fraud (The Guardian, October 1, 2012)

Misconduct, Not Errors, Cause Most Retractions (The Wall Street Journal, October 2, 2012)

Misconduct Widespread in Retracted Science Papers, Study Finds (The New York Times, October 2, 2012)

Scientists Review Own Papers (The Scientist, October 3, 2012)

Fraud in the Scientific Literature (The New York Times, October 5, 2012)

Scientific Misconduct, Not Error, Accounts for the Majority of Article Retractions (Science 2.0, October 5, 2012)

Fraud in the Scientific Literature (New York Times, October 5, 2012)

Stem-cell transplant claims debunked (October 12, 2012)

Don Poldermans And The Dutch Research Scandal (Forbes, October 15, 2012)


Scientific fraud is rife: it’s time to stand up for good science (The Guardian, November 2, 2012)

Scientific Utopia: II. Restructuring Incentives and Practices to Promote Truth Over Publishability (SAGE Journals, November 7, 2012)

Review claims ‘poor science’ in deep-sea mining report (SciDev.Net, November 9, 2012)

University Shutters Energy Institute in Wake of Fracking Controversy (Science, November 20, 2012)

Flawed Science: The Fraudulent Research Practices of Social Psychologist Diederik Stapel (Tillburg University, November 28, 2012)

No Evidence Supporting Chelation As Autism Treatment (Forbes, November 30, 2015)


The Myth of Self-Correcting Science (The Atlantic, December 20, 2012)

Bentley professor resigns after his research is retracted (Boston Globe, December 21, 2012)

OSU professor to retract research over data-falsification finding (Columbus Dispatch, December 21, 2012)

Science Retractions: Top 5 Withdrawn Studies Of 2012 (Huffington Post, December 23, 2012)

Oops! 5 retracted science studies from 2012 (Fox News, December 30, 2012)