Schneider Shorts 24.09.2021: from Chronic Lyme quackery to full-blown QAnon-style covidiocy, clickbait science of varying silliness, a journal run by dumb crooks, the academic reward system, what’s wrong with the trees, furin cleavage site in Wuhan, and a German professor who officially contributed nothing to his own papers with fake data.
“…Dr. Hetz seems rather to regret that he did not have better tools for editing the figures, so that the undeclared interventions would have gone unnoticed.” – University of Chile investigative report.
Schneider Shorts 17.09.2021: Claudio Hetz and Arati Ramesh without intent to commit fraud, a competition of stupidity – featuring Tel Aviv University, French Minister for Research, entire pharma giant Sanofi, and everyone following a certain Church, and finally: can one punch a bearded guy wearing glasses (asking for a friend)?
Who would have known that Uyghur DNA, used by Chinese state security for genetics research into racial profiling and face prediction, was obtained under coercion? Four papers by Caixia Li et al are now retracted.
Schneider Shorts 10.09.2021: featuring Progressive Eugenics, lactoferrin back as COVID-19 miracle cure, proxalutamide banned, with a secret game-changer from Texas and a not-so-secret-anymore drug from France, does one really need ethics approvals to torture small animals, and why stealthily taking industry bribes is not research misconduct.