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An animal rights group known as the Nonhuman Rights Project filed lawsuits in three New York courts this week in an...
Researchers have been hot on the trail of the elusive Denisovans, a type of ancient human known only by their DNA and...
Thousands of scientists in the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) are about to lose their jobs as a result of the...
Dyslexia, a learning disability that hinders reading, hasn't been associated with deficits in vision, hearing, or...
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At age 30, Dutch biologist Freek Vonk has built up a respectable career as a snake scientist. But in his home country,...
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UPDATE: Disgraced Dutch Psychologist Returns Doctoral Degree
10 November 2011 2:33 pm
After a devastating report accusing him of fraud in dozens of papers, Dutch social psychologist Diederik Stapel has given up his doctor's title. The University of Amsterdam, where Stapel worked from 1993 until 1999, just issued a short statement (in Dutch) saying that he voluntarily relinquished the degree yesterday and returned his diploma.
The panel investigating Stapel's misconduct had concluded that it was impossible to determine whether his 1997 thesis was based on fraud, in part because the data had been destroyed. But it recommended that the university investigate whether Stapel could be stripped of his title, "on the grounds of exceptional academically unworthy conduct."