Tag Archive for retraction

Dead or alive psychic experiment results pulled from neuroscience journal

Some paranormal proponents are crying foul and “censorship” over the retraction of a paper claiming to support clairvoyance. The paper: Prediction of Mortality Based on Facial Characteristics by Delorme, A., Pierce, A., Michel, L., and Radin, D. (2016). Front. Hum. Neurosci. 10:173. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2016.00173 was published in May of 2016 and officially retracted in early October. The…

Nature pulls two papers on stem cells after investigation shows serious problems

Nature publishes retractions of two high-profile papers that claimed a major advance in the field of stem cells. Science journal retracts paper on stem cell discovery. The scientific journal Nature Wednesday retracted two stem cell papers that received national attention when they were published in January. The paper by researchers from Harvard University and Japan’s…

A paper linking conspiracy ideas to climate change denialism has been retracted

We’ve posted several stories on the work of S. Lewandowsky. He makes climate change deniers and conspiracy theorists rather angry; angry enough to call him names and file complaints about the papers. A rundown of the rather complicated history of his disputed papers about climate change deniers can be found here. Journal pulls paper due…

Seralini’s paper about rats with tumors from GM food is RETRACTED

An extremely controversial paper that made waves in the media over a year ago has FINALLY been retracted because it’s a piece of crap. We covered the story in three pieces from September to November of 2012. The paper was universally panned as terrible science that did not support the conclusions which were obviously biased…

Writer threatened over news of retractions

This is strange. Why do people go after Ivan’s Retraction Watch? It’s not like they are retracting the papers, just reporting that the papers were retracted. Streisand Effect engaged. Doctor Goes After Retraction Watch, Unleashes Streisand Effect | Reporting on Health. Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus wrote about [Dr. Bharat] Aggarwal for Retraction Watch. Aggarwal threatened to…

Not sexy: Study citing link between women’s hormones and voting preferences gets pulled

Psychological Science in the news again: CNN retracts story on hormone-voting link « Retraction Watch. As Politico and Poynter — and probably others — have reported, CNN has retracted a story about a yet-to-be-published study in Psychological Science claiming to find a link between estrogen and elections. Specifically, the researchers reported that the well-documented preference…

Perverse incentives of science culture result in fraud and rise in retracted papers

Study Finds Misconduct Widespread in Retracted Scientific Papers – NYTimes.com. Last year the journal Nature reported an alarming increase in the number of retractions of scientific papers — a tenfold rise in the previous decade, to more than 300 a year across the scientific literature. Other studies have suggested that most of these retractions resulted…

A problematic problem with a science journal. Oops.

Math paper retracted because it “contains no scientific content” According to a retraction notice for “Computer application in mathematics,” published in Computers & Mathematics with Applications: “This article has been retracted at the request of the Publisher, as the article contains no scientific content and was accepted because of an administrative error. Apologies are offered…