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Exclusive: Medical journals broaden inquiry into potential heart research misconduct

Exclusive: Medical journals broaden inquiry into potential heart research misconduct

WASHINGTON, Sept 13 (Reuters) – Three medical journals recently launched independent investigations of possible data manipulation in heart studies led by Temple University researchers, Reuters has learned, adding new scrutiny to a misconduct inquiry by the university and the U.S. government. The Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology and the Journal of Biological Chemistry are …

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Exclusive: Europe eyes Musk's SpaceX to bridge launch gap left by Russia tensions

Exclusive: Europe eyes Musk’s SpaceX to bridge launch gap left by Russia tensions

PARIS, Aug 12 (Reuters) – The European Space Agency (ESA) has begun preliminary technical discussions with Elon Musk’s SpaceX that could lead to the temporary use of its launchers after the Ukraine conflict blocked Western access to Russia’s Soyuz rockets. The private American competitor to Europe’s Arianespace has emerged as a key contender to plug …

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Exclusive: Laser-fusion facility heads back to the drawing board

Exclusive: Laser-fusion facility heads back to the drawing board

Inside the target chamber at the US National Ignition Facility, scientists focus 192 laser beams on a gold capsule containing deuterium and tritium, in an attempt to achieve nuclear fusion.Credit: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory/Science Photo Library Nearly one year ago, scientists at the world’s largest laser-fusion facility announced a landmark achievement: it had shattered all …

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