Alex Haley

Since I am definitely running short on interesting cases of plagiarism, today I am going to write about plagiarism offenses in literature. One interesting example of this is the book Roots by Alex Haley. This was a unique case because the book had many positive cultural impacts which came into question once the plagiarism was […]

Plagiarism in Programming

So this week I was running short on stories about stolen discoveries or scientific plagiarism, so I am instead turning to the increasingly important concept of plagiarized computer code. Most people realize that copying a sentence written by another person is wrong and could result in academic punishment or loss of a job. Today, in […]

Alexander Graham Bell

When asked who invented the telephone, most people would say it was Alexander Graham Bell. However, the less well known Antonio Meucci really deserves the credit. Meucci was born in 1808 and studied mechanical engineering while living in Florence. Later in his life he was working on technology to treat illness with electric shocks when […]