A headline grabbing-study published in Science last year that warned about the effects of plastic microbeads on larval fish is on the verge of being retracted. In a case involving missing data, shoddy research methods, and outright fabrication, it’s one of the most egregious examples of scientific fraud we’ve seen in…
Last week, Nigerian officials seized over 100 bags of what was claimed to be plastic rice. Lab tests have since shown the product isn’t fake, as Gizmodo and other outlets reported. But it is badly contaminated rice that’s unsafe for human consumption. The incident is casting light on the sorry state of the economy and…
A medical lab in the Netherlands is admitting that a “procedural error” may have caused upwards of 26 women to have their eggs fertilized with the wrong sperm.
Hyperloop One, the much-ballyhooed company formed with the goal of bringing the futuristic Hyperloop to fruition, has been hit by a whopper of a lawsuit from none other than co-founder and chief technology officer Brogan BamBrogan.
Just before every Olympics, looming doubt starts to surface. Are the cities ready? Has the host country accepted its geopolitical consequences? Will people come?
A lab technician working at a New Jersey State Police drug testing station has been accused of fabricating drug test results, potentially upsetting almost 8,000 criminal cases in the state.
As blood testing startup Theranos works to remedy severe deficiencies in its lab practices, new details have emerged about the extent to which the company has put people’s lives in danger. According to an unreleased report obtained by The Wall Street Journal, the company performed an important blood test on 81…
Open access science journal PLOS One is once again under scrutiny after a Creationist-minded research paper about the evolution of human hands got through peer review.
The US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has delivered a strongly worded letter to blood testing startup Theranos, saying its California facility poses “immediate jeopardy to patient safety,” and that it has 10 days to comply with “acceptable evidence of correction.”
“Okay everyone, I’ve gotta get to Star Wars.” These were the words uttered by President Barack Obama at the end of a White House press conference on December 18. And yet, Obama did not see the film.
Asshat Martin Shkreli, the pharmaceutical entrepreneur who was arrested last week on charges of security fraud, has been removed from his post as CEO of drugmaker KaloBios.
Theranos seemed to be offering a miraculous new service: a single finger pinprick could yield the results of up to 200 different blood tests. But a scathing report in the The Wall Street Journal punctured these claims. Now Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes has come to her company’s defense.
It is a story about a ‘colorful’ Skipper of a Ticonderoga-Class Guided Missile Cruiser and a little Pygmy Goat that got the ride of its life across the Pacific Ocean. It has brought controversy and instability to a crew, heavy media attention to a goat, and the end of said Skipper’s career, and we have an inside…
A new report is accusing the American Psychological Association of secretly collaborating with the U.S. government to make a legal and ethical case for torture in the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks.
This is a little unsettling. A year-long investigation into alleged cheating on proficiency exams has resulted in the dismissal of nine nuclear missile commanders at the Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana. The military expects to punish dozens of junior officers, as well.
News of the tracking bug in Apple's iPhone and iPads broke only six days ago, but already Apple's been hit with a lawsuit by two customers, with the possibility of it being elevated to class action status.
What would you do to stay in the country you love? Would you trust a fellow foreigner—someone from your homeland—with your future, paying him up to $450 to join his US Army unit and get a fast-track to citizenship? These desperate, deceived immigrants did just that.
When actor Hugh Grant's car broke down in the middle of the English countryside and a paparazzi offered him a lift to the nearest town, he saw his chance to turn the tables on the man who blew the whistle on the UK phone-tapping scandal of 2006, which saw 24 celebrities' lines bugged.
Eight victims of the News of the World's "phone hacking" scandal have received an unprecedented apology from that publication this week. The apology marks a 180-degree reversal for NotW, which had maintained for several years that the job was the work of one reporter.
Earlier this week, this steampunk Iron Man suit won best costume at New York Comic Con. Turns out it's just a repainted getup from an indie movie, and the film's creator is "royally angered" by its new superhero paint job.