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From Whisker Spots to Paradigm Shifts: How to Save the Lions

On the evening of October 6th, 2005, I drove a cream-colored pickup along a bumpy, dusty track deep inside Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve, just west of the Mara River and less than 10km north of the border with Tanzania and the Serengeti National Park...

March 5, 2013 — Stephanie Dloniak

#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - Fall of Food, Ethics in Citizen Science, The Gate, Drug Screens, Scientific Method, and more.

- Patrick Mustain - The Decline and Fall of Food: How Our Greatest Fuel Source Became Our Greatest Health Threat [Podcast] - Caren Cooper - Animal Care Ethics in Citizen Science: My Conundrum - Judy Stone - Drug Screens-and More Security Theater (Part 2) - Evelyn Lamb - Wrong in Public: the 4-Color Theorem Edition - Ashutosh Jogalekar - The Gate: Contemplating the secret portal that led to the atomic bomb - Janet D...

STAFFMarch 5, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

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.When citizen science involves human subjects, it has to play by the same rules – even when it seems like there is no possible ethical conflict...

March 5, 2013 — Caren Cooper

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