A few weeks ago, the journal PNAS published a paper “PKNOX2 gene is significantly associated with substance dependence in European-origin women”. Unfortunately, the paper inappropriately used embargoed data. In this issue PNAS discusses the fallout of this screwup, and how they dealt with it:
Although the scientific community is often viewed as self-correcting, [...]
There have been numerous attempts to decipher the rongorongo script of Easter Island since its discovery in the late nineteenth century. As with most undeciphered scripts, many of the proposals have been fanciful. Apart from a portion of one tablet which has been shown to deal with a lunar calendar, none [...]
Using Phylogenetics to trace morphological evolution.