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How Science Publishing Went The Way Of Bloatware

Tara Jenson SciTech 1 Comment

Everyone’s favorite biomedical ethicist uncle, Arthur Caplan, appeared on Science Friday last week to talk about bloat and pollution.1 And no, Caplan was bearing doomsday tidings of neither a Windows operating system nor the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Caplan took to the airwaves to direct our short attention spans to the unprecedented explosion of “plagiarism, fraud, and predatory publishing” in the …

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Lou Pearlman: Citizen of the Year

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Attempting to beat his own personal bottom-feeding record, former boy-band promoter and current federal inmate Lou Pearlman is now trying his hand at being a police informant. Pearlman, who founded promotional machines the Backstreet Boys and ‘N Sync, is currently serving a 25-month sentence in a federal penitentiary for scamming elderly investors out of $300 million in an elaborate pyramid …

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Maybe if It Had Been 50K…

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The legal biz is abuzz with reports that Angela Robinson, a former paralegal for heavy-hitting Texas plaintiffs’ lawyer Richard Laminack, is accusing him of not only being a “sexual predator,” but also of dabbling in federal mail fraud. Robinson alleges that that Laminack once offered her $15,000 to “stay with him in a hotel room in Las Vegas over a …

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