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Stories by Caren Cooper

Birdwatchers, Hunters Train Their Scopes on Conservation

Birdwatchers, Hunters Train Their Scopes on Conservation

Sparked by Richard Louv's book on Nature-Deficit Disorder, many organizations, agencies, teachers and the White House have made the push to get people outside for the benefit of their mental and physical health.

March 9, 2015 — Caren Cooper

Animal Care Ethics in Citizen Science: My Conundrum

Several recent blog posts and a session at Scio13 (discussed here) have addressed ethical issues in citizen science. Ethics in research is taken extremely seriously in academia: every single research project that involves human subjects gets reviewed by an independent committee (an Institutional Review Board, IRB) before it begins.

March 5, 2013 — Caren Cooper

The Most Stressful Science Problem

Last week Forbes Magazine listed university professor as one of the top 10 least-stressful jobs. Academics, particularly scientists, were indignant and flooded Forbes with stories asserting stress levels that induce Einstein hair in a world that doesn’t appreciate their work.

January 10, 2013 — Caren Cooper

Retro Science, Part 1

My teen and tween daughters have started wearing big sunglasses. They feel confident and cool because they think this style is radically new and flamboyant.

August 23, 2012 — Caren Cooper

Why We Need Our Zzzs

Why We Need Our Zzzs

Vital for Memory, Mood and More