News Articles on Scientific Practice and Scientific Dysfunction (Pre-2010)

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News Articles Pre-2010:

2009

February:

Obama’s Pledge to Reform Ethics Faces an Early Test (The New York Times, February 3, 2009)

MMR doctor Andrew Wakefield fixed data on autism (The Sunday Times, February 8, 2009)

March:

Doctor’s Pain Studies Were Fabricated, Hospital Says (The New York Times, March 10, 2009)

A New Low in Drug Research: 21 Fabricated Studies (Wall Street Journal Blogs, March 11, 2009)

April:

Scales Of Depravity, Part 3: Science Frauds (Science 2.0, April 29, 2009)

May:

Jan Hendrik Schön: World Class Physics Fraud Gets Last Laugh – A Whole Book About Himself (Science 2.0, May 5, 2009)

Army Says Faked Medical Study Involves ‘Ghost’ Soldiers (Wall Street Journal Blogs, May 13, 2009)

Open Science Vs. Scientific Fraud (Science 2.0, May 17, 2009)

Falsified Research – A Meta Analysis Of Scientific Misconduct (Science 2.0, May 28, 2009)

July:

Scientific Misconduct And The Nature Of Science (Science 2.0, July 18, 2009)

What Does A Real Scientific Controversy Look Like? (Science 2.0, July 23, 2009)

August:

‘Publish or perish’ factor in spiralling retractions (Times Higher Education, August 19, 2009)

September:

2009 Peer Review Survey Issues Preliminary Results (Science 2.0, September 8, 2009)

Medical Editors Push for Ghostwriting Crackdown (The New York Times, September 18, 2009)

Lamarckian Experimentalist Paul Kammerer – Fraud Or Founder Of Epigenetics? (Science 2.0, September 2, 2009)

November:

Genetic ‘breakthroughs’ in medicine are often nothing of the sort (The Guardian, November 9, 2009)

December:

‘Show Your Working’: What ‘ClimateGate’ means (December 1, 2009)

Crystallographer faked data (December 18, 2009)


2008

March:

Nobel Winner Retracts Research Paper (The New York Times, March 7, 2008)

April:

Don’t judge peer review by its occasional failings (The Guardian, April, 15, 2008)

December:

(Science 2.0, December 10, 2008)

Obama urged to fund watchdog agencies (SF Gate, December 10, 2008)

Scientific Red Cards – French Students Launch Online Registry Of Fraudulent Science Papers (Science 2.0, December 17, 2008)


2007

June:

‘Science’ retracts research for doctored photos (USA Today, July 27, 2007)

November:

Nervous journal double-checks cloning study (ABC Science Online, November 17, 2007)


2006


January:

Researcher Faked Evidence of Human Cloning, Koreans Report (The New York Times, January 10, 2006)

The fall of a scientific ‘rock star’ (BBC News, January 10, 2006)

Journal retracts Hwang research (BBC News, January 13, 2006)

The unholy lust of scientists / It may be time to curtail public financing of scientific research (SF Gate, January 15, 2006)

May:

Unease raised over China research (BBC News, May 9, 2006)

July:

Columbia Chemistry Professor Is Retracting 4 More Papers (The New York Times, July 15, 2006)

August:

Implications of a 2005 Measles Outbreak in Indiana for Sustained Elimination of Measles in the United States (The New England Journal of Medicine, August 3, 2006)

October:

An Unwelcome Discovery (The New York Times, October 22, 2006)


2005

February:

Wildlife scientists feeling heat / Species-protection data suppressed, many report (February 10, 2005)

June:

Scientific Ethics: The Truth Will Out (The Economist, June 9, 2005)

Many Scientists Admit to Misconduct (Washington Post, June 9, 2005)

Berkeley lab, Stanford researchers retract study (San Francisco Chronicle, June 19, 2005)

August:

The struggle over science (BBC News, August 23, 2005)

November:

MIT Professor Fired for Faking Data (Harvard Crimson, November 2, 2005)

December:

Cell Researcher’s Retraction Leaves Vexing Questions (The New York Times, December 17, 2005)

A Cloning Scandal Rocks a Pillar of Science Publishing (The New York Times, December 18, 2005)

Global Trend: More Science, More Fraud (The New York Times, December 20, 2005)

Ethics in Research Debated (The Wall Street Journal, December 25, 2005)

Amid Confusion, Journal Retracts Korean’s Stem Cell Paper (The New York Times, December 31, 2005)


2004

January:

AIDS Researcher Partly Retracts Study That Caused Stir (The New York Times, January 23, 2004)

March:

Researchers Retract a Study Linking Autism To Vaccination (The New York Times, March 4, 2004)

MMR researchers issue retraction (BBC News, March 5, 2004)

July:

Bush politicising science say experts (Al Jazeera English, July 9, 2004)

October:

Science, held accountable (Los Angeles Times, October 17, 2004)


2003

February:

Peer trouble (The Guardian, February 10, 2003)

Forgeries Lead Major Journal To Retract Heart Article (The New York Times, February 11, 2003)

June:

Scientist Quits After Claims He Faked Data (The New York Time, June 14, 2003)

September:

Report of Ecstasy Drug’s Great Risks Is Retracted (The New York Time, September 6, 2003)

November:

National Briefing | Northwest: Washington: Professor Suspended From Research (The New York Times, November 20, 2003)

December:

Research On Ecstasy Is Clouded By Errors (The New York Times, December 2, 2003)


2002

January:

Educators themselves not immune from cheating (Chicago Tribune, January 6, 2002)

February:

Scandal of scientists who take money for papers ghostwritten by drug companies (The Guardian, February 7, 2002)

March:

Open Your Mind: The Ethics of Brain Science (The Economist, March 23rd, 2002)

April:

Research misconduct results in reprimand / Former S.F. Health Counselor falsified data (SF Gate, April 25, 2002)

July:

Berkeley lab found research fabricated / Scientist accused of misconduct fired (SF Gate, July 13, 2002)

Lab Reports Misconduct In Claim of New Element (The New York Times, July 14, 2002)

October:

At Lawrence Berkeley, Physicists Say a Colleague Took Them for a Ride (The New York Times, October 15, 2002)

December:

Scientists under the microscope / Researchers grapple with cause, effect of recent frauds (SF Gate, December 16, 2002)


2001

July:

Scientists Retract Their Claim of New Element (The New York Times, July 28, 2001)

September:

Scientists Independence in Drug Trials Questioned (The Guardian, September 10, 2001)


2000

April:

Scientists Retract Claim of Planet Discovery (The New York Times, April 7, 2000)


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