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2012-10-01 10:23:58

BRONX, N.Y., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In sharp contrast to previous studies suggesting that errors account for the majority of retracted scientific papers, a new analysis--the most comprehensive of its kind--has found that misconduct is responsible for two-thirds of all retractions. In the paper, misconduct included fraud or suspected fraud, duplicate publication and plagiarism. The paper's findings show as a percentage of all scientific articles published, retractions for fraud or...

2008-05-02 14:25:00

Cerro Paranal, home of ESO's Very Large Telescope, is certainly one of the best astronomical sites on the planet. Stunning images, obtained by ESO staff at Paranal, of the green and blue flashes, as well as of the so-called 'Gegenschein', are real cases in point.The Earth's atmosphere is a gigantic prism that disperses sunlight. In the most ideal atmospheric conditions, such as those found regularly above Cerro Paranal, this will lead to the appearance of so-called green and blue flashes at...