... are clearly not peculiar to the U.S., as this post at Petrona demonstrates: Feminism at work and in the newspapers.
Maxine Clarke is on a roll this morning (it's morning here anyway). Check out:
Randomness as book plot
Fraud in science (Judson's book actually has much to recommend it. The chapters on Cyril Burt and Freud seemed to me especially worthwhile. I agree with Maxine that preventing fraud is well-nigh impossible. Moreover, trying to would probably itself cause problems.)