The fight against scientific fraud goes on, mostly behind the scenes and with little recognition, but in a recent article in ‘Wired’ the work of PubPeer and others is highlighted and discussed in an eye-opening piece. The prevalence of fraud – not to mention honest mistakes slipping under the peer review radar – is vexing, but is less of problem than the activity of paper mills that publish fake research, or research with serious flaws in methodology and interpretation, simply to make money. The best weapon is study replication to validate results. Read the article at