Globalizing science

Adventures in Ethics and Science

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In a post months and months ago, I wrote the following*: I’ve heard vague claims that there are some cultures in which “plagiarism” as defined by U.S. standards is not viewed as an ethical breach at all, and that this may explain some instances of plagiarism among scientists and science students working in the U.S.…

In Tripoli, Libya, five nurses and a physician are in danger of being executed by firing squad if the international scientific community doesn’t raise its voice. As reported by Nature: The six are charged with deliberately infecting more than 400 children with HIV at the al-Fateh Hospital in Benghazi in 1998, so far causing the…

Outsourcing research

Every now and then, I take a moment to read my unsolicited commercial email before binning it. (Note to eMarketers: This moment is generally used to mock and deride the goods and/or services offered in the unsolicited commercial email. Take me off your stupid mailing lists!) The other day, I came upon a message offering…