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Book review: Darwinia
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Check that photoshop before you shop those photos
Monday, February 6, 2006

TMC has a decent article on science journals trying to stay on top of fraud by checking all the photos they get in Photoshop.

The same advances that have given consumers inexpensive digital cameras -- and software to easily copy, crop, or alter an image with a few clicks -- have also proven a temptation for unscrupulous researchers. Federal science fraud investigations involving questionable images have grown from 2.5 percent of the cases in 1989-90 to 40.4 percent in 2003-04, according to the federal Office of Research Integrity, which investigates scientific misconduct.


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