Happiness paper not a joyous event
Paper was published without author’s knowledge.
A paper on happiness has been withdrawn from publication after the author indicated she was unhappy with it. Academi...
Journal's claims over Shroud of Turin retracted
Editors call research integrity into question.
A peer-reviewed journal paper that claimed to show the Shroud of Turin was originally wrapped around a man who had su...
Australia’s research reputation at crossroads
Changes to code of research conduct endanger its reputation.
In 2018, Australia still does not have appropriate measures in place to maintain research integrity. And recent chang...
Researcher disciplined for using own blood
Scientist claimed samples were from community members.
A US cancer researcher pretended that she had extracted blood samples from nearly 100 people when in reality they wer...
Skeleton research prompts ethics concerns
Handling of strange remains was motivated by publicity.
A recent paper identifying a much talked-about 15-centimetre skeleton as human has come under fire from other researc...
Half of evolutionary biologists fudge results
Study finds bio science faces a “replication crisis”.
In 2015, the world of psychology research was rocked when more than 100 scientists collaborated in an attempt to repr...
I quit medicine and I’m still stressed
Paul spent years as a trauma doctor, then he was punched.
The patient said he fell off a roof, but the nurses were onto it. They’d seen him before, when he’d rocked up to our ...