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#DYK that the forensic scientist Frances Glessner Lee created real crime scene dioramas to train homicide investigators in the 1940s/50s? She was troubled that patrolmen and detectives rarely knew how to secure a scene for the medical examiner, or identify key evidence that might prove useful in a forensic investigation. And so, she set out to create dioramas as educational tools.

She also helped found the first Department of Legal Medicine at Harvard when forensics was in its infancy.

Rossella e la scienza: dalla parte delle ragazze
Sto guardando lo straordinario programma della festa dei 20 anni di Radio3 Scienza, venerdì 20 gennaio.

Parteciperà anche Daniela Mapelli, neuropsicologa 🧠 e rettrice dell'Università di Padova!

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La prima volta che partecipai a una puntata fu nell'ottobre del 2016: Rossella Panarese avevava letto un post del blog che avevo scritto contrastando le intemperanze di allora di Od1freddi e mi contattò Matteo De Giuli, lasciandomi nello stupore, fino alla puntata condotta da Pietro Greco. Sono seguite altre puntate e scambi con Roberta Fulci, Elisabetta Tola e Marco Motta. Insomma, ci sono pezzetti di vite di tante persone ascoltate e interconnesse da questa resistente e curiosa ventenne! ❤️

"Kroemer received an award in Italy some years ago and that caused a scandal. He doesn’t seem to feature in news (...) or be invited to conferences anymore" scrive Leonid Schneider

né trasparenza, né integrità e non porta neppure bene il Premio Lombardia!

Schneider Shorts 13.01.2023 – On a strictly confidential basis – For Better Science

Quando un'università occulta il nome di un suo professore accusato di violenza sessuale da un programma di studi, sta deliberatamente proteggendo un perpetratore e mettendo a rischio altre studentesse.
Con disprezzo di codici di condotta e trasparenza: il cattivo esempio, difficile anche solo da leggere, dell'Università californiana UC Davis.

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"... a high school student working in UC Davis Chemistry professor Ting Guo’s lab in 2010 alleged in a police report filed in 2018 that she was sexually assaulted by him multiple times. In 2020, she filed a lawsuit against Professor Guo and The Board of Regents of the University of California, Davis. UC Davis continued to allow Professor Guo access to high school students via the Youth Scholars Program even after finding out about the serious allegations against him. Recently, websites of the Youth Scholars Program have been altered or deleted to remove any evidence showing that Professor Guo was ever a mentor in the program.

How many more such cases are there that have not see the light of day because evidence was more effectively tampered with? How many universities are wiping their records to hide evidence of their negligence in protecting students? How many more women must suffer? Will we ever see the end?"

Ting Guo, sexual assault allegations, and the UC Davis Young Scholars Program | Bits of DNA

The Swedish Presidency of the Council of the European Union sets the promotion of in its semester programme as a priority within the Area…

Thanks to everyone who spoke out against sexual harassment in the past few years there are now new rules about how to NOT DESTROY your lab and trainees.

Behavioral Codes of Conduct for NIH Award Recipients

Judge orders OSU cancer researcher to pay $1 million to lawyers from failed libel suit

Lawyers who represented Carlo Croce, a cancer researcher at The Ohio State University in Columbus, in failed libel and defamation suits – and who later sued him for not paying his tab – have won a judgment for $1 million against the scientist. The judgment, dated Dec. 8, 2022, orders Croce to pay just shy … Continue reading Judge orders OSU cancer researcher to pay $1 million to lawyers from failed libel suit

🥁 An amazing to start your new year!
This wednesday, January 11th @ 3pm CET join us for the third Online Seminar on Open Science!

🎤 Rima-Maria Rahal @rmrahal will talk about Replication Studies.

Book a virtual place using the link at

Must read: On the long-term archiving of research data
A preprint by Cyril Pernet, Claus Svarer, Ross Blair, John D. Van Horn, Russell A. Poldrack
"As data sharing becomes the norm, it is essential to clarify responsibilities about who ensures access to the data and in what form. Repositories should clearly state for how long data are guaranteed or just likely to be shared, state who decides when data should move to cold storage (using which criteria) and who is responsible for cold storage..."

Contraccezione maschile: cos’è, come funziona, e perché è un passo verso l’uguaglianza di genere

RT @ClicksAndHisses
"I am disappointed that you did not relay your concerns via back channels where we could quietly put this to rest and make sure to protect the good name of the authors and journal."

Do better, @ElsevierConnect.

"Clinicians should be aware that motor impairment in childhood can reflect neurodevelopmental vulnerability to psychosis. Our findings contribute to the identification of early risk markers for severe mental illness"

Impaired motor development in children with familial high risk of schizophrenia or bipolar disorder and the association with psychotic experiences: a 4-year Danish observational follow-up study - The Lancet Psychiatry

Sara e Yusra Mardini, le protagoniste di The Swimmers:

“We tried to cross, we tried to survive. We just wanted to live in peace again after we crossed"

Sara Mardini: “It has been ongoing for 4 years. I am banned from Greece so I have to wait for permission to be granted to return. If they allow me to testify then I will go to court on the 10th of January.” Human Rights Watch has categorically refuted the charges, supporting her innocence by releasing a statement saying that “The slipshod investigation and absurd charges, including espionage, against people engaged in lifesaving work, reek of politically motivated prosecution.” Amnesty International has called them “unfair and baseless."

Sisters Sara and Yusra Mardini On The Swimmers, Survival, and Their Syrian Roots | Harper's Bazaar Arabia

non c'è da essere scienziati/e per essere whistleblower e intercettare frodi ma di certo, allo stato attuale di fabbricazione di dati e arroccamento con silenziamento da parte di chi dirige riviste scientifiche, si rischia di essere portati/e in tribunale:
una raccolta di esempi molto recenti nell'articolo di Alexander Trevelyan

"What has risen to the fore over the last few years in these fields is not only a replication crisis, but also a fabrication crisis. It’s a crisis that peer review—or editorial review, for that matter—currently appears utterly incapable of surmounting."

"The secrecy and deference by journal editors cultivates a culture of hesitation and silence; why risk upsetting the nasty investors and putting yourself at risk of lawsuit when there’s no discernible evidence that anything will come of it?"

Great read.

As proof to the pudding, even a non-scientist, like me, can find errors and evidence of fraud in the peer-reviewed literature.

Sketchy researchers complain about my efforts, but many instead applaud it and support me. Thank you for that support, and Happy New Year!
RT @ClicksAndHisses
Happy New Year everyone. This year, let's get serious about the challenges facing biomedical and neuroscience research. I wrote ab…

Neuroscience Trend Forecasters

As 2022 draws to a close, the SNL Trend Forecasters have agreed to divulge their predictions for the most — and the least — exciting research fads for the New Year.

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