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Damselfish larvae that has ingested microplastic particles. (Image: Oona M. Lönnstedt)

A headline grabbingstudy published in Science last year that warned about the effects of plastic microbeads on larval fish is on the verge of being retracted. In a case involving missing data, shoddy research methods, and outright fabrication, it’s one of the most egregious examples of scientific fraud we’ve seen in quite some time, and a case in which there’s plenty of blame to go around.

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New Earth Like Planet Discovered

Scientists with the European Southern Observatory made a major discovery last year that left them both excited and curious about its implications about extraterrestrial life. In a study published by the journal Nature, the ESO researchers found a shockingly Earth-like planet orbiting the star closest to the Earth’s solar system.

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