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Hacked Review System Leads To Fake Reviews and Retraction of Scientific Papers

December 12th, 2012 12:41 admin View Comments

Security

dstates writes “Retraction Watch reports that fake reviewer information was placed in Elsevier’s peer review database allowing unethical authors to review their own or colleagues manuscripts. As a result, 11 scientific publications have been retracted. The hack is particularly embarrassing for Elsevier because the commercial publisher has been arguing that the quality of its review process justifies its restrictive access policies and high costs of the journals it publishes.”

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“Ban ‘Killer Bots,’” Urges Human Rights Watch

November 19th, 2012 11:00 admin View Comments

Robotics

Taco Cowboy writes “A self-proclaimed ‘Human Rights Group’ — the ‘International Human Rights Clinic‘ from Harvard Law School — has teamed up with ‘Human Rights Watch’ to urge the banning of ‘Killer Robots.’ A report, issued by the Human Rights Watch, with the title of ‘Losing Humanity‘ claimed that autonomous drones that could attack without human intervention would make war easier and endanger civilians. Where’s the ‘Robot Rights Watch’ just when you need ‘em?”

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Man Arrested At Oakland Airport For Ornate Watch

November 17th, 2012 11:40 admin View Comments

Government

First time accepted submitter mbeckman writes “A man was arrested at Oakland airport for having bomb-making materials. The materials? An ornate watch and extra insoles in his boots. Despite the bomb squad determining that there was no bomb, The Alameda county sheriffs department claimed that he was carrying ‘potentially dangerous materials and appeared to have made alterations to his boots, which were Unusually large and stuffed with layers of insoles.’ The man told Transportation Security Administration officers that he’s an artist and the watch is art.”

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Watch This: An Elephant That “Speaks” Korean

November 2nd, 2012 11:18 admin View Comments
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Watch This: An Easter Island Statue Replica “Walks”

October 23rd, 2012 10:44 admin View Comments

Watch This: An Easter Island Statue Replica “Walks”

October 23rd, 2012 10:44 admin View Comments

Watch Felix Baumgartner Fall 23 Miles To Ground, Breaking the Sound Barrier

October 9th, 2012 10:44 admin View Comments

Watch This: Reconstructing a Spiny Dinosaur From the Skeleton Up

October 3rd, 2012 10:18 admin View Comments

Watch This: Hummingbirds Fly Forwards and Backwards With Equal Ease

September 28th, 2012 09:00 admin View Comments

Watch This: A Starfish Digesting Its Prey, From the Dinner’s Point of View

September 26th, 2012 09:15 admin View Comments