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Doh! Top Science Journal Retractions of 2011

Peer-reviewed, every one! The top science journal retractions of 2011.

Pioneer cover

From the press release: From the moment he is handed a possibility of making the first alien contact, Saunders Maxwell decides he will do it, even if doing so takes him through hell and back.

 
Unfortunately, that is exactly where that journey takes him.

The vision that Zimmerman paints of vibrant human colonies on the Moon, Mars, the asteroids, and beyond, indomitably fighting the harsh lifeless environment of space to build new societies, captures perfectly the emerging space race we see today.

He also captures in Pioneer the heart of the human spirit, willing to push forward no matter the odds, no matter the cost. It is that spirit that will make the exploration of the heavens possible, forever, into the never-ending future.

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2 comments

  • “Each year hundreds of peer-reviewed scientific articles are retracted. Most involve no blatant malfeasance; the authors themselves often detect errors and retract the paper. Some retractions, however, as documented on the blog Retraction Watch, entail plagiarism, false authorship or cooked data.”

    Better than most news agencies – retractions, in the rare instance they occur, are usually buried in the book review or somesuch. Most retractions are errors of the ‘forgot to carry the one’ variety. And those few blatantly malfeasant papers are usually retracted after other scientists complain about them. Again, this is a stark contrast to some other media outlets. Hooray peer review!

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