In order to decrease scientific fraud, Chinese officials have said that they will now begin tolerating failure as a strategy to encourage creativity and originality, reports Reuters. Last year, 13 Chinese academics were blacklisted for falsifying data, fabricating applications, and plagiarism, says the article. "If you press every project to succeed, it will inevitably lead to fabrication (of results)," says Minister of Science and Technology Wan Gang, China's first non-communist cabinet minister in over 30 years. "In many cases, the experience from failures in scientific exploration is more precious than that from successes." Go figure.