UPDATE: The Boston Globe's Carolyn Johnson reports that embattled researcher Marc Hauser will not be teaching at Harvard next spring, despite reports to the contrary. "He will not be teaching; he will not be in the classroom at Harvard next year," says Susan Carey, the chairwoman of Harvard's psychology department.

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