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2020’s scientific bloopers

 •  • by Paul Ingraham

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Scientific progress is erratic and slow, and plenty of bollocks gets published. Even in the best journals!

“The most spectacular flameouts involved a pair of articles that appeared in two of the world’s most prestigious medical journals.”

Read about The Top Retractions of 2020 in The Scientist. And because 2020 is all about the pandemic, it’s all pandemic-related retractions.

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