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Past articles by John:

Results of clinical trials ‘missing’ from registries

Omissions make it harder to find data, report says → Read More

All that remains: life as a forensic anthropologist

Dame Sue Black’s pioneering work has taken her to war zones and the aftermath of natural disasters. She explains the scientific rigour required in the field → Read More

Beall: ‘social justice warrior’ librarians ‘betraying’ academy

Creator of controversial predatory journals blacklist says some peers are failing to warn of dangers of disreputable publishers → Read More

UK and US ‘should follow Australia with sexual violence survey’

Researchers argue that national data provides a powerful call to action → Read More

ANC proposes free tuition for South Africa's poorest students

Secretary general of ruling party wants government to provide "fully subsidised grants" to low income families → Read More

Protecting EU links ‘very high priority’ for UK research chief

Sir Mark Walport acknowledges ‘challenge’ of UK’s departure from European Union as sector anxiety grows → Read More

Malawi government proposes new body to weed out fake degrees

Former education minister says government will table bill for creation of new degree standardising body → Read More

Are researchers wreaking revenge on Rate My Professors?

Academics with negative attitudes to teaching surveys more likely to score poorly on ratings site, study finds → Read More

TEF: bronze for BPP, but other alternative providers get gold

University of Buckingham and University of Law grab top ratings in UK’s new teaching assessment → Read More

‘Lobbyists for hire’ undermine academic authority, says professor

HEC Paris’ Alberto Alemanno says academics who influence policy ‘often’ do it in return for money → Read More

Journals blacklist creator blames university for website closure

Jeffrey Beall says he faced 'intense pressure' from the University of Colorado Denver and feared losing his job → Read More

Gulf education hub 'irreparably damaged' by Qatar crisis

Branch campuses could be forced out of Doha if diplomatic row is not resolved, experts warn → Read More

Could lie detector tests remove election polling errors?

Italian academic says biometric testing could reveal 'secrets of the mind' of potentially lying voters → Read More

Europe ‘struggling to catch’ US on high-impact science

Americans produce nearly twice as many highly cited papers in key fields, with China also catching up on EU → Read More

Elite US universities defy Trump on climate change

Presidents of 12 "Ivy Plus" institutions reaffirm commitment to tackling global warming → Read More

Should scientific misconduct be a crime?

Conference hears conflicting views on how to stamp out fraud in research → Read More

Calls for open data adjudicator to combat ‘disinformation’

Stephan Lewandowsky warns that academics can ‘lose control’ of their data and see it used as ‘political propaganda’ → Read More

African partnerships ‘fail to build permanent research capacity’

South African minister says many collaborations amount to little more than ‘visits’ → Read More

UK universities sign up to ‘technician commitment’

Sector-wide initiative led by Science Council seeks to address ‘overlooked’ part of academic workforce → Read More

Plans to name university after Robert Mugabe condemned

Unions call decision an ‘insult’ to staff in Zimbabwe’s higher education sector → Read More