This story about academic negligence, if not outright fraud, has many similarities with previous posts about “data mistakes,” though there is enough unique in the story to make it interesting in its own right. To paraphrase Tolstoy, “each unhappy article is unhappy in its own way”: A PhD student discovers a mistake in a famous researcher’s study. After years of persistent attempts, the mistake is eventually revealed, the famous researcher retracts his study(ies), and the PhD student is vindicated. Kind of. To read more, click here.