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  1. University of Tokyo Researcher Preparing to Retract 43 Scientific Papers

    Think you've had a rough week? At least you didn't get watch your life's work get flushed down the crapper and your reputation used as the plunger.

    Japanese media sources today are reporting that an investigative committee at the University of Tokyo have come to a grim conclusion: 43 scientific papers published by staff at the University will have to be retracted due to falsifications and fabrications of data by researcher Shigeaki Kato.

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  2. Scientists Aren’t Dumb; They’re Just Liars, Say Totally Reputable Scientists

    Scientific papers being retracted after publication isn't some kind of new phenomenon. The age of press releases might have made such snafus a more widely-known event, but it's one of those things that happens from time to time. Common wisdom was that the majority of retractions were due to errors present in the work, but a new study has concluded that it's actually misconduct like fraud or plagiarism that causes most retractions. In other words, scientists aren't dumb; they're just liars.

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