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The Australian breathlessly informs us that: The UN is to appoint an astrophysicist to be the first contact for any aliens … Mazlan Othman will describe her potential new role next week at a scientific conference at the Royal Society’s Kavli conference centre in Buckinghamshire. But Matthew Weaver at the Guardian has spoiled the fun…

Kudos to Simon Lewis for forcing a retraction from the Sunday Times of the bogus Jonathan Leake story: The Sunday Times and the IPCC: Correction The article “UN climate panel shamed by bogus rainforest claim” (News, Jan 31) stated that the 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report had included an “unsubstantiated claim” that…

Stefan Rahmstorf reports that the Frankfurter Rundschau has withdrawn a storybased on Jonathan Leake’s fabricated Africagate story. Rahmstorf has also read Rajendra Pachauri’s novel, which The Times calls a raunchy environmentalnovel and states: For a country where sex is rarely discussed in public the book mingles lectures on climate change with descriptions of Sanjay’s sexual…

BusinessGreen reports: The renewable energy industry is this morning considering lodging a complaint with the Press Complaint Commission (PCC) over reports in the Sunday Times yesterday accusing “feeble” wind farms of failing to deliver as much power as expected. A misleading story in The Sunday Times? You can guess who is responsible. Leake tries to…

Leakegate: Scientist fights back

Simon Lewis has made an official complaint to the Press Complaints Commission about Jonathan Leake’s dishonest reporting on the Amazon rainforests. David Adam reports: Lewis said: “There is currently a war of disinformation about climate change-related science, and my complaint can hopefully let journalists in the front line of this war know that there are…

Two contradictory stories describing the same adjudication: The Sunday Times Ed Miliband’s adverts banned for overstating climate change vs The Guardian Climate change adverts draw mild rebuke from advertising watchdog One way to determine which story is more accurate is to do what anarchist does and carefully read the adjudication. But the shortcut to the…

JAMA/Archives has issued a special notice: SPECIAL NOTICE: The embargo on the Archives of Internal Medicine paper (see below) was broken by Jonathan Leake of The Sunday Times of London. In response to this violation, reporters and editors at The Sunday Times will no longer have pre- or post-embargo access to any JAMA/Archives materials. I…

Last week I got an email from Amy Turner of the Sunday Times: Dear Tim, I’m writing a piece about Science bloggers and would love to talk to you about yours. Are you free to talk to me today or tomorrow? Hope to hear from you. Turner usually writes celebrity puff pieces rather than about…

A story on climate change by Jonathan Leake that is reprinted in the Australian is pretty well guaranteed to misrepresent the science. And it does — you only have to compare the headline for Leake’s story “Cyclone climate link rejected” with Nature Geosciences headline “Tropical cyclone projection: Fewer but stronger” for the new paper and…

This Jonathan Leake story on the evolution of Polar Bears broke the embargo on this PNAS paper. Ivan Oransky quotes PNAS media and communications manager Jonathan Lifland: The majority of our infrequent embargo violations are accidental and typically the result of mislabeled copy that does not properly list the 3 p.m. EST Monday embargo expiration.…