Forty-three peer-reviewed papers by a Japanese researcher are tainted with falsified or fabricated data, according to a Japanese newspaper report today.


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Forty-three peer-reviewed papers by a Japanese researcher are tainted with falsified or fabricated data, according to a Japanese newspaper story today.

There really seems to be a lot of this going around, doesn’ t there?

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  • Pzatchok

    My question is this.

    They were ALL pier reviewed. Every single one was read by other experts in his field and they all deemed the data true and his conclusions at least plausible if not fact.

    Why are they not being held accountable for their failure to find anything wrong with his data.

    Obviously something had to be wrong with his data because he was covering something up.
    Either bad data, findings against his theories or laziness on his part to even finish the tests, so he faked them.

    When are these reviewers going to be held to the same standards as those whose papers they review?

  • R. Cotour

    Hers some backup for these “scientists”.

    “U.S. Senate candidate Rush Holt of New Jersey recently claimed that “millions will die” if we don’t implement a carbon tax to combat climate change. On Wednesday, he doubled down on the bold assertion by saying that history backs him up.

    “I think it’s no exaggeration at all to say that millions will die,” Holt told the New Jersey Star-Ledger editorial board. “And in fact there’s pretty good evidence that millions already have died because of climate change.” “

  • I don’t think you read the story at the link. The research fraud in this case had nothing to do with climate research.

  • R. Cotour

    Ecat update from PESN.com, you decide. Time to get on board?

    “Today, Defkalion gave a live, 9-hour webcast of a demonstration of their LENR (colloquially known as “cold fusion”) technology in Milan, Italy, with their audience split between around 1000 viewers online at its peak, as well as the participants of the 18th International Conference on Cold Fusion at the University of Missouri. At it’s height, the apparatus produced in excess of three times more energy than it consumed.”

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