Sixth-Grader May Have Stolen Credit For Marine Biologist's Lionfish…

There's a new development in the story about 12-year-old Lauren Arrington's remarkable science fair project about the invasive potential of lionfish. A marine biologist is now claiming that the project was based on published work he did back in 2011 — and that the girl is the daughter of his former supervisor's best… » 7/22/14 11:59am 7/22/14 11:59am

Japanese Institute To Check 20,000 Published Papers For Irregularities

It's the science scandal that keeps on giving. After Japanese researchers came under scrutiny for questionable data and duplicated images, the RIKEN institute is asking lab and research group leaders to check all of their previous publications for plagiarism and doctored images. » 5/06/14 6:00pm 5/06/14 6:00pm

A History of Plagiarism Claims Against James Cameron

James Cameron was recently sued yet again for Avatar, the latest in a long line of plagiarism accusations against the director stretching back to Terminator. But is Cameron a serial plagiarist, or just a popular target for copyright lawsuits? » 7/07/13 7:00am 7/07/13 7:00am

The greatest penis rescue story ever told

Sometimes a medical technique is so awesome that researchers are tempted to tell its story more than once. This seems to be the case with the dramatic rescue of a man's penis in India. The doctors involved just got in trouble for using it as a case study in multiple scientific journals. » 6/27/13 3:02pm 6/27/13 3:02pm

Science Fiction's Greatest Stolen Ideas

Science fiction is literature of ideas - it's just that sometimes, those ideas are lifted from elsewhere. Some of the genre's greatest creators have gotten ripped off, or been accused of plagiarism. Here's our list. » 3/24/09 2:35pm 3/24/09 2:35pm