Live Chat: Is Science Becoming Less Honest?

Martin is a contributing news editor and writer based in Amsterdam

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This week saw Japanese anesthesiologist Yoshitaka Fujii break the record for scientific retractions with 172 fraudulent papers. Meanwhile, social psychology--a field still recovering from a massive fraud case last year--was hit by the scandal involving marketing researcher Dirk Smeesters. His alleged misconduct came to light through a new statistical test that has scientists fascinated.

What’s behind the rise in fraud cases and retractions? Are scientists becoming less ethical? And if so, what can be done about it?

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