Scientific Retractions on the Rise
Friday, September 02, 2011
When a paper released by a scientific journal turns out to be wrong – either due to human error or intentional fraud – the journal’s editors often will issue a retraction advising scientists to disregard the research. A recent Wall Street Journal study has found the number of such retractions to be soaring. We asked Wired Magazine science writer Jonah Lehrer what he thinks is going on.