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New York and Northampton, MA
Global Editorial Director, MedPage Today

VP, global editorial director, @medpagetoday; co-founder, @macfound-funded @RetractionWatch; Distinguished Writer In Residence, @NYU_Journalism; VP, @AHCJ

PNAS lifts embargo early on results slated for coverage by Science News

embargowatch.wordpress.com — The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) lifted the embargo early today on a paper scheduled for release Monday, after learning that some of the results would be part of a feature being published today. PNAS tells Embargo Watch why they lifted the embargo early on "Evidence for superconductivity in Li-decorated graphene:" Science News...

From ScienceWriters: Dialogue and drama at WCSJ2015

nasw.org — WCSJ2015 provided a forum for science journalism to discuss the demands of our changing times, forge new and renewed professional networks, and savor Korean culture. Undeterred by an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), the 9th World Conference of Science Journalists (WCSJ) took place June 8 to 12, in Seoul, South Korea.
Sep 03, 2015

RT @ScienceWriters: From ScienceWriters: Dialogue and drama at WCSJ2015: WCSJ2015 provided a forum for science journalism to discuss… dlvr.it/C35YxF

Getting the Bogus Studies Out of Science

wsj.com — Government funding should provide more incentives for replicating research The 21st Century Cures Act passed the House of Representatives on July 10 with strong bipartisan support and is now pending in the Senate. The House bill would increase funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) by $9.3 billion over five years to stimulate research into new treatments for cancer, Alzheimer's and other complex illnesses.
Aug 19, 2015

Getting Bogus Studies Out of Science: Gov't should provide $$ for replication: @armarcus & me in @WSJ wsj.com/articles/getti… (sub req'd)

Aug 20, 2015

RT @ivanoransky: Getting Bogus Studies Out of Science: Gov't should provide $$ for replication: @armarcus & me in @WSJ http://t.co/XRzLaVjZ…

Aug 20, 2015

RT @ivanoransky: Getting Bogus Studies Out of Science: Gov't should provide $$ for replication: @armarcus & me in @WSJ http://t.co/XRzLaVjZ…

Aug 20, 2015

The folks at RetractionWatch on the 'crisis of reproducibility' in science. NIH must be smarter on.wsj.com/1NvFvok @amarcus @ivanoransky

Aug 20, 2015

"Pressures to pub flashy results never been greater. 1 result: some scientists cut corners or cook data" @ivanoransky wsj.com/articles/getti…

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Weekend reads: Top science excuses; how figures can mislead; a strange disclosure

retractionwatch.com — The week at Retraction Watch featured a primer on research misconduct proceedings, and some developments in the case of Joachim Boldt, who is now second on our leaderboard. Here's what was happening elsewhere: Here's a list of top science excuses, courtesy of Paul Knoepfler. "What is wrong with this picture?"

The $30 million press releases: Breaking embargoes for fun, profit, and criminal charges

Aug 11, 2015

The $30 million press releases: Breaking embargoes for fun, profit, and criminal charges embargowatch.wordpress.com/2015/08/11/the…

James Hansen’s climate predictions released as a draft online.

slate.com — The latest predictions from the usually dire climate scientist James Hansen made a lot of people sit up and take notice. The Washington Post ran a story about the study with the headline, "The world's most famous climate scientist just outlined an alarming scenario for our planet's future," and Slate...

Half of biomedical research studies don't stand up to scrutiny

theconversation.com — What if I told you that half of the studies published in scientific journals today - the ones upon which news coverage of medical advances is often based - won't hold up under scrutiny? You might say I had gone mad.
Jul 28, 2015

Half of biomedical research studies don’t stand up to scrutiny: What we need to do about that theconversation.com/half-of-biomed… me in @us_conversation

Jul 28, 2015

Bad Science News: Half of biomedical research studies don't stand up to scrutiny - $15B a year in wasted tax dollars. theconversation.com/half-of-biomed…

Jul 28, 2015

RT @ivanoransky: Half of biomedical research studies don’t stand up to scrutiny: What we need to do about that theconversation.com/half-of-biomed… me in @us_conversation

Nature runs with another short embargo. This time, Science played along, too.

embargowatch.wordpress.com — A bit more than a month ago, I wrote about a 29-hour embargo for a Nature paper on the Kennewick Man that made a number of reporters pretty angry. Today, the embargo lifted on another Nature paper -- also involving the origins of peoples in North America -- just 29 hours after the paper was...

Weekend reads: How to publish in Nature; social media circumvents peer review; impatience leads to fakery

retractionwatch.com — The week at Retraction Watch featured a look at why a fraudster's papers continued to earn citations after he went to prison, and criticism of Science by hundreds of researchers. Here's what was happening elsewhere: Want to publish in Nature? Here's how to write a title and abstract.

Former ISU scientist's stiff fraud sentence sends message

desmoinesregister.com — How long should a scientist who cheats spend in prison? If you're Dong-Pyou Han, the answer is nearly five years, according to a federal judge who sentenced the researcher Wednesday to 57 months in prison for misusing taxpayer funds. Han has admitted to cooking data using government grant money to make the AIDS vaccine he was working on look more effective.
Jul 01, 2015

HIV vaccine scientist’s stiff fraud sentence sends message: @armarcus and I opine on the Han case in @DMRegister desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/…

Jul 01, 2015

Former ISU scientist's stiff fraud sentence sends message dmreg.co/1ItRQYj via @DMRegister

Jul 02, 2015

RT @medpagetoday: Dong-Pyou Han will spend nearly 5 years in jail for faking data on an AIDS vaccine dmreg.co/1IRktu1 via @DMRegister

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Sep 04, 2015

“Whoops.” Paper cites retracted gay canvassing paper — but blame me, says journal editor retractionwatch.com/2015/09/04/who…

Sep 03, 2015

Woof: "Buddy the Shih Tzu was playing with other dogs when his eyeball suddenly popped out of its socket." aspca.org/blog/certain-d…


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