Saturday, February 16, 2013


  1. Adam Marcus and Ivan Oransky (the Retraction Watch bloggers) in Lab Times: How to Report Alleged Scientific Misconduct - Some advice from the co-founders of Retraction Watch.

  2. Kaustubh Thirumalai has a great catch: Best reply-to-comment, ever.

  3. Spiked Math Comics: Science vs. Math [via Sachin Shanbag]

  4. FauxPhilNews [Tagline: Possibly True, Necessarily Entertaining]: Philosophers Discover a New Moral Principle. "A previously unrecognized moral principle was discovered last week ..."


  1. gaddeswarup said...

    The first link does not seem to work. This article
    talks of DMCA counter-notice generator. How affective is it?

  2. gaddeswarup said...

    Oops. 'effective'?

  3. Abi said...

    Oops. Thanks, Swarup. It's fixed now.

    As for filing the DMCA counter-claim, thanks for the link to the article at Ars Technica. I'm still looking into how best to proceed.

  4. Rahul Siddharthan said...

    Nice "reply to comment". The original is here. The previous comment says the authors made an error in calculating rates of accumulation but it has no impact on the conclusions.

  5. Kaustubh Thirumalai said...

    Thanks for the plug!

    Emiliani was an eccentric genius with a sense of humour. He also wrote two papers on the proper grammatical use of 'planktic' (as opposed to the more popular 'planktonic'), possibly in light of a friendly rivalry with Nick Shackleton...