Citizen Science

How a Photographer Turned Arctic Ambassador Empowers Citizens to Become Scientists

Lauren Farmer went from a marketing job to a life dedicated to preserving the Arctic — and the drastic career change was worth it.<p>One look at Lauren …

North Pole

Shark Week is coming! Shark Week is coming!

Five “Jaws”-dropping projects for Shark Week As a prelude to the Discovery Channel’s 30th year of Shark Week, SciStarter’s editors picked these five …

Science

ASEE Panel: STEM Communication

Last week, on Monday, July 9, Darlene Cavalier, the founder of SciStarter and Science Cheerleader and a Professor of Practice at Arizona State …

Science

Boycotts are bigger than ever

3 hours ago<p><b>Boycotts are bigger than ever</b><p><b>Bottom Line:</b> <b></b>Political activism is nothing new. The idea of making non-voting decisions based on political …

TV Ratings

'Citizen scientists' take on growing threat of tick-borne diseases

In May, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said cases of tick-borne diseases, such as Lyme disease, have been exploding across the U.S. But a new study out Thursday, using a different research method, indicates that the problem is even greater than previously thought.<p>It found 83 …

Disease

There’s a gender gap in vacation time too

Americans are terrible at taking vacation. More than half (52%) of U.S. workers have unused paid time off at the end of the year according to Project Time Off. A new survey from CivicScience, over 1,600 respondents shows that there’s also a sharp gender divide when it comes to taking vacations.<p><b>More</b> …

Gender Equality

Citizen science, public policy

Citizen science initiatives that support collaborations between researchers and the public are flourishing. As a result of this enhanced role of the …

Clinical Trials

Researchers Study Thousands Of Ticks Collected By The People They Bit

"It's a great example of using citizen science to ask questions about the ecology of infectious disease," says Katharine Walter, an epidemiologist at …

Disease

'The Wonderful Mr. Willughby' profiles a pioneer of ornithology and early scientist

In the mid-17th century, Aristotle still reigned as the most reliable font of worldly wisdom, as he had for the previous millennium. He believed, …

Birds

If Mars had water, this is what it would look like

If Mars were more like Minnesota, we would have to send boats along with rovers.<p>Vast quantities of liquid water are a memory from Mars' distant past, but visual artist and citizen scientist Seán Doran has imagined what the Red Planet would look like if it were covered in lakes. His computer …

The Future

Protecting the Minds of Our Girls in a Digital Age

Gail and I have two daughters, Gabrielle and Davita. They are 28 and 25 now, but when we were raising them, few things worried us more than their …

Digital Health

Electric vs. Gasoline Cars

I find that our hybrid vehicle gets about 25% more miles per gallon than the equivalent model with only a gasoline engine. Inasmuch as hybrid and …

Electric Vehicles

$10 million in cap-and-trade dollars awarded for environmental justice programs, including to native tribe in San Diego

The Pala Band of Mission Indians in San Diego County was recently awarded more than $280,000 to monitor local air quality as part of a statewide …

Cap and Trade

Citizen science supports tick-borne disease research

A nationwide investigation of the prevalence and distribution of ticks and exposure to tick-borne diseases highlights the value of public …

Lyme Disease

Fireball Streaks Across Iowa, Other Parts Of Midwest, Leaving Brilliant Green Trail In The Sky

The American Meteor Society got over 600 reports from across the region.<p>A so-called “fireball” (the space community’s word for a meteor that is …

Iowa

'The Poisoned City' tells the horrific story of Flint's contaminated water

On a hot summer day in the summer of 2014, Pastor Sherman McCathern beheld a shocking sight: Water the color of coffee was coming out of a couple of …

Anti-Social Behavior

10 Things: Two Years of Juno at Jupiter

NASA’s Juno mission arrived at the King of Planets in July 2016. The intrepid robotic explorer has been revealing Jupiter's secrets ever since. Here …

Astronomy

Fireball flies across Midwest skies Sunday, leaves 'brilliant green light'

All eyes were on the evening sky Sunday as residents across nine Midwest states reported seeing a fireball, or a bright meteor, fly by.<p>The American Meteor Society (AMS) confirmed Monday that it received 270 reports about the fireball event throughout Minnesota, Indiana, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, …

Iowa

Should Shelters and Breeders Require Literacy in Behavior?

<i>"Oh my, what did I get myself into when I adopted Roscoe?</i><p><i>"I've tried to do the best I could, but I'm afraid I've failed and should have done my</i> …

Pets

The Week's Coolest Space Images - Digg

​Compound View Of The Hybrid Solar Eclipse (Header Image)<p>This compound view shows the solar eclipse of 3 November 2013 just before, during, and just …

Astronomy

Science in the Skies: Studying Clouds with CitSci

By Sharman Apt Russell The lazy days of summer are perfect for kicking back and watching the clouds float by. Why not contribute to citizen science …

Astronomy

Stargazing With Whale Sharks

<b>Armed with just my mask, fins, and an underwater camera, I swam with all my might to keep up with the world’s largest species of shark as it</b> …

Whale Sharks

Will Artificial Intelligence Make Citizen Scientists Obsolete?

Deep learning models are allowing us to identify flora and fauna automatically. But are there scientific tasks—tasks so intrinsically human—that they …

Machine Learning

NASA Needs Your Help To Predict Mosquito Outbreaks

5 hours ago<p>NASA is asking the public's help to track and predict mosquito-borne disease outbreaks, such as Zika and West Nile Virus.<p>NASA is running …

Mosquitoes

Crows are always the bullies when it comes to fighting with ravens

A study from <i>The Auk: Ornithological Advances</i> presents citizen science data which supports that American Crows and Northwestern Crows almost …

Birds

NASA’s latest photo of Jupiter is pretty enough to be your desktop wallpaper

Jupiter is the largest planet in our Solar System by a pretty wide margin, and while it’s not exactly the most welcoming to human visitors, it’s …

Astronomy

Make your garden frog friendly – amphibians are in decline thanks to dry ponds

Garden frogs and toads are in decline. The latest data from RSPB Garden Birdwatch reveals that we are seeing one-third fewer toads and 17% fewer …

Amphibians

EOKids

EO Kids: Clouds or Snow? A Satellite Mystery<p>This month, EO Kids is investigating how similar snow and clouds look from space. In this issue, discover …

Astronomy

NASA Juno spacecraft offers another incredible image of Jupiter

Juno, you spoil us.<p>It was only last week NASA released a stunning Van Gogh-like image of Jupiter's tumultuous atmosphere taking by the Jovian orbiter's JunoCam and colorized by citizen scientists. And now we have this...<p>Yes, Juno, which last month had its mission extended to 2022, has again …

Astronomy

San Diego REP Amigos Del REP Announce The Second Annual Latinx New Play Festival

San Diego Repertory Theatre and Amigos del REP announced today the lineup for The Second Annual Latinx New Play Festival at the Lyceum Space Theatre, …

San Diego