Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Journal temporarily withdraws eight papers after publisher mistake

Publishers love their embargoes, whether they’re of papers that aren’t open access yet, or are available to the media before they’re published. Apparently, however, they also break embargoes, just like the journalists they sometimes sanction for … Continue reading

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Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Weekend reads: Journal editor fired for homophobic comments; “three-parent baby� paper mega-correction; the Bette Midler journal club

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Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Journal retracts creationist paper “because it was published in error�

It’s become a sort of Retraction Watch Mad Libs: Author writes a paper that is so far, far, out of the mainstream. Maybe it argues that HIV doesn’t cause AIDS. Or that vaccines cause autism. Truth squads swarm over the paper, taking to blogs and Tw… Continue reading

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Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Weekend reads: The fake sex doctor and his bizarre research; prof alleged to have stolen student’s work; worst scientific scandal of all time?

Before we present this week’s Weekend Reads, a question: Do you enjoy our weekly roundup? If so, we could really use your help. Would you consider a tax-deductible donation to support Weekend Reads, and our daily work? Thanks in advance. The week at… Continue reading

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Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Weekend reads: Conflict of interest debate roils on; fake peer review scams; amateur hour at journals

Before we present this week’s Weekend Reads, a question: Do you enjoy our weekly roundup? If so, we could really use your help. Would you consider a tax-deductible donation to support Weekend Reads, and our daily work? Thanks in advance. The week at Re… Continue reading

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Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Weekend reads: Why more papers should be retracted; predictors of “grateful” acknowledgements; multi-million dollar settlement for fake rankings data

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Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Former UMich postdoc earns five-year ban on Federal funding, after admitting to misconduct and then lying

A former postdoc at the University of Michigan admitted to research misconduct, but lied about how extensive it was, according to a new finding by the U.S. Office of Research Integrity (ORI). The ORI doesn’t describe Venkata Sudheer Kumar Ramadug… Continue reading

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Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Weekend reads: How one scientist polluted the literature; a dog earns an authorship; poisoning in the lab

Before we present this week’s Weekend Reads, a question: Do you enjoy our weekly roundup? If so, we could really use your help. Would you consider a tax-deductible donation to support Weekend Reads, and our daily work? Thanks in advance. The week at Re… Continue reading

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Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: “Unusual aspects” of a figure — aka a cartoon of Trump’s face in baboon feces — disappear from a journal

“In the original version of this Article, there were unusual aspects to the ‘Extract fecal DNA’ illustration in figure 1. These features have been removed.” With those 25 words, “one of the greatest scientific Easter eggs in a long ti… Continue reading

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