Citizen Science

Small Businesses Need to Prepare for the Holiday Season

Americans are gearing up for the holiday shopping season, but how can small businesses get in on that spending? John Dick, CEO of Civic Science, …

Small Business

New Zealand's biggest 'citizen science project', The Great Kereru Count, to end

New Zealand's biggest "citizen science project" to help gather information on the abundance and distribution of New Zealand's native pigeon is about …

New Zealand

Sharon Terry: When Siblings Get A Rare Diagnosis, Can Their Parents Find the Cure?

<i>Part 2 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Citizen Science.<p><b>About Sharon Terry's TED Talk</b><p>When Sharon Terry's two kids were diagnosed with a rare genetic disease, she and her husband didn't wait for the professionals to find the cure. They rolled up their sleeves and got to work.<p><b>About Sharon Terry</b><p>Sharon …

TED Talks

On Bee-ing

Citizen science projects like the Minnesota Bee Atlas enable people to contribute to the science of native pollinators, while not needing to know …

Bees

Why Thousands of People Are Addicted to Examining Mouse Brains | Backchannel

<b>On a cool September evening,</b> Judy Johanson curled up on her living room sofa with her iPad, carefully examining mouse brains. Her husband, Steve, …

Alzheimer's Disease

Jupiter Looks Downright Menacing In This Latest Picture From NASA

These images just keep getting better and better.<p>Jupiter was named after the king of the Roman gods, and in this latest picture from NASA’s Juno …

Space Exploration

Discovering our Common Humanity through Space Archaeology - Citizen Science Salon

By Kristin Butler | September 21, 2017 12:56 pm<p>Like many people, I was first introduced to the world of archaeology by Indiana Jones, that …

Archaeology

Citizen science platform iNaturalist is testing artificial intelligence to help with species identification

For almost a decade, iNaturalist has been helping curious nature lovers around the world get better acquainted with their local flora and fauna …

Artificial Intelligence

WTF: The Story of the Strangest Star We’ve Known

There’s clearly something mysterious going on. We don’t know what it is or how it works and we’re as close to figuring it out as we were in</i> …

Aliens

Millions of "citizen scientists" are transforming our world from their homes

Citizen Science<p>Andrew Grey, a mechanic from Australia, was able to discover an entire star system through analyzing data from the Kepler Space …

Science

As funding dries up, citizen scientists become the boost research needs

CHICAGO—Conducting scientific research is often tedious and time-consuming, but someone had to do it.<p>Now, though, as many scientists have seen grant …

Canadian News

Sports Fans Changing Political Colors

John Dick, CEO of consumer research group Civic Science, discusses the changing trends in media and how they are affecting sports viewership. Fantasy …

ASU partners with public libraries to advance citizen science

September 13, 2017<p>Arizona State University aims to position public libraries as key facilitators of citizen science, a collaborative process between …

Arizona State University

3D Print and Explore the World’s Oldest Known Lock

One of the many things to appreciate about the maker movement is the tools, materials, techniques, and educational resources that it has helped make available to citizen scientists and technologists who want to get hands-on with history. And, with 3D printers being one of the available tools, the …

3D Printing

Blog: Why designers should embrace 'citizen science'

In this article, game designer Sande Chen discusses the concept of citizen science, and how it can be embraced by game designers. ...

Game Design

For Dogs, Helicopter Humans Don't Balance Scolds and Praise

Preliminary data show that humans don't balance scolding with praising dogs.

Psychology

Testing life-hacks with ‘citizen science’: do copper coins make flowers live longer?

How often does someone suggest a new hint, tip or hack that will supposedly make your life a whole lot easier? And which ones can you trust? We want …

Flowers

Metro Science Live: Genna Buck scratches the surface on itching and icing

In this week's edition of Metro Science, our Citizen Scientist Genna Buck breaks down what itching really is and how ice can help with …

Science

Help Cornell Researchers Find the Lost Ladybugs

By: Megan Ray Nichols It’s always fun to have a ladybug land on your arm while outside — but these days, it’s more and more likely that any ladybugs …

Unnatural Surveillance: How Online Data Is Putting Species at Risk

In the arid far-western region of South Africa is a vast flatland covered with white quartzite gravel known as the Knersvlakte – Afrikaans for …

Wildlife

Amazing Video of Dolphin Rescue by Fishermen

In this dramatic footage, Bangladeshi fishermen rescue a pantropical spotted dolphin (<i>Stenella attenuata)</i> that became entangled in their net in the …

Travel

Want to Help Shape the Future?

Imagining what the world will be like in a decade or two can feel like flipping through a catalog of dystopian visions rooted in today’s dismaying …

Intelligence

In world of citizen science, amateurs and enthusiasts make real contributions

Conducting scientific research is often tedious and time-consuming, but someone had to do it.<p>Now, though, as many scientists have seen grant funding and resources shrink, they're exploring new ways of approaching their work, increasingly with the help of everyday amateurs and enthusiasts through …

Science

This Bat Locator App Will Make You a Citizen Scientist

August 24th, 2017, 2:04 AM UTC<p>Citizen scientists who voluntarily collect and record data on bats, birds, frogs or other animals, have a new tool from …

Business

Sit, Shake, Citizen Science!

U.S. Air Force Photo/Senior Airman Christopher Griffin If you have a cat or dog at home, chances are they love spending time with you. Now you have …

Science

CSU offers eclipse tips for pet owners

FORT COLLINS — Pet owners should beware that pets may need some extra attention during Monday's eclipse.

Pets

Citizen scientists will take to the field for U.S. eclipse

(Reuters) - When the moon passes directly in front of the sun on Aug. 21, casting a deep shadow across the United States, thousands of citizen scientists will be watching the eclipse while monitoring temperature changes, animal behavior and radio signals bouncing around the atmosphere.<p>Solar eclipse …

Science

Make history during the solar eclipse as a citizen scientist

The solar eclipse this month will be our country’s first total eclipse in the age of the Internet. Technologies that are commonplace now, such as …

Solar Eclipse

Your previously worthless tweets could be used for science.

There’s an enormous amount of information posted to social media sites every day, and increasing ability to sift it for patterns and trends. …

Science

Solar Eclipse, Scientific Opportunity

On August 21, 2017, the US will play host to a rare natural phenomenon: a complete solar eclipse that will cut a swath from Oregon to South Carolina. …

Boston University