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Bad news for polar bears: sea ice is thinning

31.12.2011, Project Arctic Ocean ice cover

Not only is the sea ice in the Arctic becoming thinner, multiyear ice will be largely replaced by seasonal ice, according to a recent Swedish study published in the journal Climate Dynamics.

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Review of 2011: retracted papers and phoney science

31.12.2011, Celebrities and Science

2011 has seen an unusually large number of retracted scientific articles. Some of the most notorious ones are a study of the chronic fatigue syndrome, and a widely cited paper about vaccines causing autism. The 2011 report "Celebrities and Science" cites remarkable scientific misunderstandings by royalty, famous musicians, models and film stars.

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