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Officials last week revealed that the U.S. contribution to ITER could cost $3.9 billion by 2034—roughly four times the...
An experimental hepatitis B drug that looked safe in animal trials tragically killed five of 15 patients in 1993. Now,...
Using the two high-quality genomes that exist for Neandertals and Denisovans, researchers find clues to gene activity...
A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes that humanity has done little to slow...
Astronomers have discovered an Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of a red dwarf—a star cooler than the sun—500...
Three years ago, Jennifer Francis of Rutgers University proposed that a warming Arctic was altering the behavior of the...
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United Kingdom Passes on Research Integrity Investigators
7 May 2009 10:48 am
The Times Higher Education reports today that prospects have dimmed in the United Kingdom for a national body that would investigate possible research misconduct. U.K. universities apparently resisted the new scheme, preferring to keep such investigations internal. One proponent of a national research integrity office dismissed such in-house misconduct probes, offering this unusual comparison: "It is a bit like using a condom with hundreds of holes [in it] and calling it safe sex."