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The Vancouver Sun this week reports on what it calls "an unusually creative case of academic misconduct," in which an as-yet-unidentified researcher "has been caught padding his resume and federal grant applications with studies that do not exist." The Sun says that while Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council declines "to identify the scientist or university involved," officials there suggest "cutting off funding to the anonymous scientist 'sends a strong message and is line with current standards and expectation of accountability and is consistent with

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A new Trump executive order about "free inquiry" on college campuses may threaten $35 billion-worth of federal research funding, reports Ars Technica.

As we enter conference season, Nature News asks why graduate students and postdocs are sometimes forced to choose between paying the rent and paying to attend important meetings.

A new analysis says that a 2018 study claiming to show biparental mtDNA inheritance has several flaws.

In PNAS this week: a genome sequence analysis of Crucihimalaya himalaica, multicellularity and fruiting body development in mushroom-forming fungi, and more.