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Girl Accidentally Swallows Fitness Tracker. It Still Works

Doctors retrieved it from 13-year-old's stomach

(Newser) - The Misfit Shine activity tracker is not only waterproof, but can apparently also withstand stomach acid. Doctors say a 13-year-old girl in South Korea removed the tracker from her watch band—it can also be fixed to necklaces and clipped to clothing—and popped it in her mouth while she... More »

Science Journals Rife With Error, Fraud

Retractions up 15-fold over past decade in 11,600 scientific publications

(Newser) - The number of retractions in scientific journals has surged 15-fold over the past decade, rising to 339 last year from 22 in 2001—far faster than the 44% increase in the number of articles published over the same period, reports the Wall Street Journal in an investigation of 11,600... More »

Medical Journal Retracts Paper on Jesus Miracle

Researchers relied solely on biblical accounts

(Newser) - A medical journal has retracted an article about a miracle attributed to Jesus and apologized for publishing it. The paper in Virology Journal, titled ''Influenza or not influenza: Analysis of a case of high fever that happened 2000 years ago in Biblical time," speculated on the cause of a... More »

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