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Check out the text of this recent retraction in Nature Cell Biology:
We regret the lack of integrity of exemplar data in Figures 2–4 in this publication. The irregularities have been investigated by the co-authors and Vanderbilt University in collaboration with the US PHS Office of Research Integrity, and the investigation concluded that exemplar data in this publication were fabricated (http://ori.hhs.gov/content/case-summary-dzhura-igor). We have therefore decided to retract the publication and have been unable to contact the first author, Igor Dzhura, to sign the retraction statement.
The science showing CaMKII activates CaV1.2 Ca2+ channels and facilitates CaV1.2 current is now extensively validated, so our view is that the overall conclusions from this paper are valid. We apologize to the scientific community for any inconveniences or challenges resulting from the publication and retraction of this manuscript.
Emphasis added. Why do journals let fuckers like this routinely claim in retractions that they got lucky and their conclusions based on fraudulent data turned out to be sound, because other subsequent published studies turned out to be consistent? (This kind of thing is pretty common in retractions.)
This means that the editors are allowing a scientific claim to be published in their journal without subjecting that claim to peer review. And the authors whose unvetted scientific claim they are publishing have already proven by virtue of the retraction that their claims going forward should be subject to extraordinary scrutiny!
And yes, of course this happened in Florida. FREEDUM!!!!
Look, Ted Cruz is a despicable human being, and a lying manipulative scummebagge. But it isn’t “hypocrisy” to arrange your own personal affairs within the context of a legal regime that you disagree with and whose repeal you seek. The people gleefully calling Cruz a hypocrite for obtaining health insurance within the Obamacare system don’t understand what hypocrisy is.
Look, there’s no question that it’s fucken horrible for 150 people to die in a plane crash. But all this “international solidarity” with heads of state calling each other with condolences regarding this “moment of sorrow” and blah, blah, blah, is fucken absurd. According to the World Health Organization, worldwide 1.24 motherfucken *million* people died in traffic crashes on the roads of the world in just one year, 2010. The most commercial aviation deaths in a single year *ever* is less than 2500, and over the last couple decades it’s averaging less than 1000 per year. It’s safer to fly across the ocean in a goddamn airplane that it is to take a motherfucken bath.
four lamb top round steaks
olive oil with a bunch of different herbs and spices and salt
usual rice pilaf ingredients
Olive oil with a bunch of different herbs and spices and salt.
These are the lamb top round steaks, about four ounces each. I had never even heard of this cut before, but saw it at the butcher shop and decided to try it. The butcher said that it is best pink in the center and charred on the outside, so I figured it would be great for sous vide.
Vacuum bag ‘em with plenty of the olive oil rub, and allow to marinate for a couple hours before cooking.
Immersion cook them for about an hour, to allow them to reach uniform final temperature. I cooked them to 139 degrees F, but next time I would go lower, like about 135 degrees.
Remove from bags and pat dry with paper towels.
Sear the outside.
The steaks were super delicious and tender, but they would have been even better a little rarer. I erred on the side of medium, since too rare lamb is nasty, but this cut of lamb is very tender and not gamey.