Scientific Fakery / Ice Core Research


Guests:

Lonnie Thompson
* Senior Research Scientist, Byrd Polar Research Center
* Professor of Geological Sciences, Ohio State University
* Columbus, Ohio

Paul McEuen
* Professor of Physics, Cornell University
* Ithaca, New York

Arthur Bienenstock
* Chair of Ethics Committee, American Physical Society
* Former Associate Director for Science, Office of Science and Technology Policy (1997-2001)
* Director, Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials
* Professor of Applied Physics, and Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University
* Stanford, California

A committee convened by Bell Labs has concluded that one of its physicists falsified and fabricated data in several journal articles. In this hour, we'll talk about scientific fakery and how to safeguard against it. Plus, the glaciers atop Mount Kilimanjaro can tell us much about Tanzania's climate history, but they're melting.

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