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Study That Claimed AI Could Determine a Person’s Sexuality Is Under Ethical Review

The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology is reexamining a Stanford study after it received significant backlash.


A Quarter of Scientific Findings May Be Hype

Blame the research-industrial complex.


There Are Now 8,000 Fake Science ‘Journals’ Worldwide, Researchers Say

Researchers from high-profile institutions are falling for these scams.


Jenny McCarthy’s Antivax Group Is Funding Scientific Research On Autism

A scientific publisher recently yanked a paper abstract after experts complained. It was mostly funded by Jenny McCarthy's Generation Rescue.


Fake Science News Is Just As Bad As Fake News

A Canadian journalist set out to get a fake article published in a scientific journal.


Anonymous Internet Vigilantes Are Taking Peer Review Into Their Own Hands

PubPeer users went from discussing papers to hunting down fraud—and have embroiled the site in the most important internet privacy case you've never heard of.


Disavowed ‘Power Pose’ Paper Illustrates Science’s Reproducibility Problem

What happens when junk science makes it into the mainstream?


Scientists Have Conducted Decades of Research on Mislabeled Cell Lines

Since 1950, many cell lines used in research have been mislabeled as being from the wrong individual, tissue, or species.


Scientists Are Worried About 'Peer Review by Algorithm’

A researcher scanned 50,000 papers for statistical errors using an automated system.


This Guy’s ‘Scientific’ Articles on Chemtrails Keep Getting Retracted

But how did they get published in the first place?


Fraud, Misconduct, Mistakes: This Blog Finds the Stories Behind Retracted Papers

Five years on, Retraction Watch continues to push harder for transparency in scientific publishing.


How Climate Change Denial Still Gets Published in Peer-Reviewed Journals

One of the world's biggest climate change deniers just published a paper that scientists are calling "complete trash." So how did it pass peer review?