UK Survey Finds Science Misconduct 'Alive and Well'

More than one in 10 British-based scientists or doctors have witnessed colleagues intentionally altering or fabricating data during their research, according to a survey by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) on Thursday.


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Fitch Continues Warnings of Italy Downgrade, Catching Up to Competition

Fitch Ratings analysts continued their saber-rattling over Italy on Thursday, making remarks observers fear signal a coming downgrade of that country's sovereign credit rating. The comments carry an element of the ratings agency playing catch-up to its two main competitors: New York-based Moody's Investor's Services and Standard & Poor's. Fitch currently holds a rating of A+ on Italian government debt, a notch above the ratings assigned by those competitors
Makoto, who requested that his last name not be used, poses for a photograph as he looks at his cellphone which became an instrument of mental torture that nearly drove him to suicide when he was a high school student in Tokyo October 22, 2007.

Cyberbullying a Problem around the Globe: Poll

More than 10 percent of parents around the world say their child has been cyberbullied and nearly one-fourth know a youngster who has been a victim, according to a new Ipsos/Reuters poll.
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Exclusive: GM, German Union in Talks to Restructure Opel

General Motors Co could shift more vehicle production to its European factories in a cost-cutting deal with its German union that could avert a damaging standoff and keep Opel out of bankruptcy, people familiar with the discussions said.
Military police stand guard outside military prosecutor's office in Poznan where military prosecutor Colonel Przybyl attempted suicide by shooting himself in head following news conference

Polish Military Prosecutor Shoots Himself, Survives

A Polish military prosecutor defending his department against allegations that it had broken the law shot himself in the head Monday after cutting short a news conference. The cameras were still rolling.
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U.S. is Top 2012 Property Investment Pick

The United States will remain the top choice of most global commercial real estate investors in 2012, but the country has lost ground to Brazil which ranked No. 2 this year, according to a survey released Sunday.