The latest prominent withdrawal of research results from scientific literature is the retraction by Science of a study of changing attitudes about gay marriage. And it is very likely it will not be the last. A study by Nature in 2011, found an increase of 10-fold in retraction notices during the preceding decade. Continue reading… “A growing list of retracted scientific studies”
Stories about a disgraced researcher get pulled by WordPress.
A crazy story came to light after a DMCA takedown notice last week. The story involves falsified medical research, plagiarism, and legal threats. The site, Retraction Watch has followed the implosion of a Duke cancer researcher’s career (among the many other issues they follow), found a lot of its articles on the topic pulled by WordPress, its host. Why did this happen? It turns out that a small site in India copied all of the posts and claimed them as their own. They then filed a DMCA takedown notice to get the original posts pulled from their source. The original posts are still missing as their actual owners seek to have them restored.