Following Melania’s now-infamous speech from the Republican Convention, a Canadian physicist has calculated the odds of those words and phrases appearing in the same order as Michelle Obama’s speech eight years ago. Looking at his answer, let’s just say it would be a coincidence of cosmic proportions.
RNC Chief Strategist Sean Spicer has revealed his newest strategy for defending against plagiarism accusations directed towards Melania Trump’s speech on Monday, a speech that was very easily shown to rip off Michelle Obama’s speech from 2008. It involves a flying unicorn.
It’s not only lazy students and Buzzfeed editors who steal from Wikipedia.
There's a new development in the story about 12-year-old Lauren Arrington's remarkable science fair project about the invasive potential of lionfish. A marine biologist is now claiming that the project was based on published work he did back in 2011 — and that the girl is the daughter of his former supervisor's best…
It's the science scandal that keeps on giving. After Japanese researchers came under scrutiny for questionable data and duplicated images, the RIKEN institute is asking lab and research group leaders to check all of their previous publications for plagiarism and doctored images.
Dave Eggers' new novel The Circle hasn't even been released yet and already there's plenty of controversy to go around. Kate Losse, a former Facebook employee who wrote a vaguely similar tell-all last year, is shouting plagiarism before she's even read it. And Eggers quite famously doesn't even use the internet,…
James Cameron was recently sued yet again for Avatar, the latest in a long line of plagiarism accusations against the director stretching back to Terminator. But is Cameron a serial plagiarist, or just a popular target for copyright lawsuits?
Sometimes a medical technique is so awesome that researchers are tempted to tell its story more than once. This seems to be the case with the dramatic rescue of a man's penis in India. The doctors involved just got in trouble for using it as a case study in multiple scientific journals.
On May 1, a Missouri man named Duane Lester published on his personal blog a post titled "Changes Implemented After MO Auditor Finds ‘Serious Shortcomings' In Holt County Sheriff's Department." 10 days later, the local newspaper for Oregon, Missouri, covered the same story Duane had written about on his blog.
Looks like China's not the only country jazzed about stealing the contents of Steve Jobs' brain! Although far less lucrative than counterfeiting iPhones, TNW reports Ukraine's Secretary of National Security and Defense stole Mr. Apple's Stanford speech. The different, AMIRITE?
Kickstarter's great! People with neat ideas can show off their concept, win over online backers, and move their brain gems into the real world. Or, they can plagiarize someone else's cool idea and earn money (and an award). Uhhh.
In the eternal arms race that is teachers versus cheaters, the administration of the University of Central Florida has hit DEFCON-1. And they're doing it with technology.
Science fiction is literature of ideas - it's just that sometimes, those ideas are lifted from elsewhere. Some of the genre's greatest creators have gotten ripped off, or been accused of plagiarism. Here's our list.