Schrödinger''s Cats

When findings are discarded does that mean they are out of the experiment?

Yes. If a DOCTORATE’s ability is to discard all findings of a type (ALIVE, DEAD, EMPTY) then all of those findings are removed from that experiment. All scientists who placed those findings on the table now only have the research boxes in their hand and the number of boxes in the experiment goes down by the number of findings eliminated.