News Articles on Scientific Practice and Scientific Dysfunction (2010)

News Articles 2010:


China: act on scientific fraud (Royal Society of Chemistry, January 15, 2010)

UN climate body admits ‘mistake’ on Himalayan glaciers (BBC, January 19, 2010)

U.N. climate chiefs apologize for glacier error (CNN, January 20, 2010)

Himalayan Melting: How a Climate Panel Got It Wrong (Time, January 21, 2010)

Death By Fraud (Science 2.0, January 25, 2010)

UN climate change panel based claims on student dissertation and magazine article (The Telegraph, January 30, 2010)


Lancet accepts MMR study ‘false’ (BBC News, February 2, 2010)

Lancet Renounces Study Linking Autism And Vaccines (NPR, February 2, 2010)

Lancet Retracts Study Tying Vaccine to Autism (Wall Street Journal, February 2, 2010)

Medical journal retracts study linking autism to vaccine (CNN, February 2, 2010)

Journal Retracts 1998 Paper Linking Autism to Vaccines (The New York Times, February 3, 2010)

Lancet Retracts Controversial Autism Paper (ABC News, February 3, 2010)

Vaccine Study Retracted, and Causes of Autism Remain Elusive (U.S. News & World Report, February 3, 2010)

New errors in IPCC climate change report (Telegraph UK, February 6, 2010)

Retracting a Medical Journal’s Autism Study (The New York Times, February 8, 2010)

Climate-Change Debate Is Heating Up in Deep Freeze (The New York Times, February 10, 2010)

Climate scientists withdraw journal claims of rising sea levels (The Guardian, February 21, 2010)


Impact Factor: Can a Scientific Retraction Change Public Opinion? (Scientific American, March 4, 2010)

Some scientists misread poll data on global warming controversy (USA Today, March 9, 2010)


Rampant academic cheating hurts China’s ambition (CBS News, April 12, 2010)


The Origins of Virtue (Science 2.0, May 7, 2010)

Promising therapy scuttled by alleged misconduct (Nature, May 25, 2010)

Scientists Challenge ‘Breakthrough’ on Fossil Skeleton (The New York Times, May 27, 2010)



Hematology studies retracted (The Scientist, June 1, 2010)

Newspapers Retract ‘Climategate’ Claims, but Damage Still Done (Newsweek, June 25, 2010)



British Panel Clears Scientists (The New York Times, July 7, 2010)

Obama’s War on Science (Discover Magazine, July 14, 2010)

BP’s Scientific Integrity is Questioned (Los Angeles Times, July 31, 2010)


Author on leave after Harvard inquiry (Boston Globe, August 10, 2010)

Marc Hauser, Expert on Morality, Is on Leave After Research Inquiry (The New York Times, August 11, 2010)

Science controversy authors fight on (Royal Society of Chemistry, August 12, 2010)

Harvard Probes Claims Of Scientific Misconduct (NPR, August 18, 2010)

Harvard finds scientist guilty of misconduct (The New York Times, August 20, 2010)

Harvard Professor Found Responsible for Scientific Misconduct (Huffington Post, August 23, 2010)

Journal Editor Says He Believes Retracted Hauser Paper Contains Fabricated Data (Science, August 27, 2010)

Marc Hauser: monkeying with the truth (The Telegraph, August 31, 2010)


A destabilizing force (Nature, September 9, 2010)

Nobel-winning brain researcher retracts two papers (Nature, September 23, 2010)

Nobel Laureate Retracts Two Papers Unrelated to Her Prize (The New York Times, September 24, 2010)


Lies, Damned Lies, and Medical Science (The Atlantic, October 4, 2010)

Chinese ethics: Scientists Behaving Badly (The Economist, October 7th, 2010)

Antidepressant reboxetine no better than a placebo, study finds (The Guardian, October 12, 2010)

Computational science: …Error (Nature, October 13, 2010)

3 Harvard Researchers Retract a Claim on the Aging of Stem Cells (The New York Times, October 14, 2010)

Harvard Stem Cell Researchers Retract Paper on Aging (Bloomberg, October 14, 2010)

Sources Matter – Spurious Accusations Against Stem Cell Researchers (Science 2.0, October 25, 2010)



A painful remedy (Nature, November 4, 2010)

Reactome Retraction (Chemical and Engineering News, November 11, 2010)

Editorial concern over controversial longevity study (Nature, November 11, 2010)

US scientists “more prone” to fake research? No (Nature, November 26, 2010)

Experts claim 2006 climate report plagiarized (9News, November 21, 2010)



Poisoned Debate Encircles a Microbe Study’s Result (The New York Times, December 13, 2010)

White House issues scientific integrity memo (MSN, December 18, 2010)

Scientific Method in Decline? (Science 2.0, December 29, 2010)