Citizen Science

Bored during the Christmas break? Get creative with science

On Christmas Day in 1900, the ornithologist Frank M Chapman proposed a new holiday tradition – a “Christmas bird count”. This involved counting birds …

Science

What to do if you're in a crowd of panicking people

Basically, don't panic.<p>On December 11, 2017, a pipe bomb detonated at the Port Authority bus station in New York City. Five people were injured from the blast, but no one was seriously harmed in the quick evacuation that followed.<p>That’s not always the case. In 2005 reports of a bomber in Baghdad …

explicit

Saving Sea Turtles Through Community Litter Cleanups

By: Christi Hughes In January 2016, a young sea turtle named Grace was found floating cold and listless next to a dock in Awendaw, South Carolina. …

Oceans

Citizen science: How scientists need your help in carrying out important research

Science

Public Lecture: Using Innovative Information Management and Artificial Intelligence to Increase Information Quality in Citizen Science Crowdsourcing (Roman Luyanenko)

• <b>Candidate</b> – Roman Luyanenko• <b><br>Title</b> – Using Innovative Information Management and Artificial Intelligence to Increase Information Quality in Citizen …

Artificial Intelligence

LIBER 2018: Call for Papers – New Conference Custom Theme

<b>The Call for Papers for LIBER’s 2018 Annual Conference — in Lille, France from 4 to 6 July 2018 — is now open.</b><p>The deadline for submitting a proposal …

Digital Humanities

Be thankful for your gut microbes this Thanksgiving - Citizen Science Salon

By Guest | November 22, 2017 4:42 pm<p><i>By: Daniel McDonald</i><p>While you kick back and relax after your Thanksgiving dinner, your gut microbiota – the …

Microbiome

Against citizen science

It might style itself as a grassroots movement but citizen science is little more than a cheap land-grab by big business<i>By Philip Mirowski</i>Read at Aeon

Science

How Collective Data Contributes to The Science of Breeding Healthier Dogs - Citizen Science Salon

By Guest | November 16, 2017 2:00 pm<p>3 Month Old “Samba,” is genetically free of the gene that leads to Primary Lens Luxation, a blinding eye disease …

Research

Science’s Next Frontier? It’s Civic Engagement

By Louise Lief Every day, it seems, brings more dispiriting news to the science world. The head of the Environmental Protection Agency is removing …

Scientific Research

A New Generation of Oceanographers

Citizen science is something Ayana Johnson feels very strongly about. She has had her fair share of experience in trying to get young people excited …

Science

Citizen scientists in Summit County are helping forests battered by pine beetles

FRISCO — The pine beetle came to Summit County in 2005, turning scores of trees red and creeping higher up the mountainsides each year.<p>Twelve years …

Denver

NASA’s Juno spacecraft catches stunning new photos of Jupiter

NASA spacecraft Juno swooped in for a close Jupiter flyby on Oct. 24 where it shot stunning photos of the planet. NASA released a big batch of the …

Space Exploration

The UK Was Treated To Some Spectacular Views Of The Northern Lights Last Night

Scotland is the place to be.<p>Many people plan entire holidays and travel for thousands of miles in the hope they might catch a glimpse of the dazzling …

Northern Lights

Citizen Science

Life isn’t easy for Mercury. This rocky world is baked by the Sun and battered from high-speed collisions with asteroids and comets; collisions so …

NASA

Extreme Athletes Are Braving the Harshest Environments on Earth For Science

When Ricky Jones and Zach Altman tried to collect water from their assigned section of the Gallatin River last December, they were the only team to …

Environment

Citizen science may boost engagement and understanding in undergraduate biology classes

Citizen science projects, such as ClimateWatch, can boost engagement in undergraduate courses, according to a study published November 1, 2017 in the …

Ecology

Astronomers make intriguing discovery thanks to a citizen scientist

Citizen scientists all over the world work to aid in scientific discovery by combing through data and looking to the sky with backyard telescopes.<p>And …

Universe

Hackaday Prize Entry: Radio Telescope Interferometer

Radio telescopes are one of the dark arts of science. Not only do you have to deal with RF wizardry, the photons you’re detecting are so far out of …

Telescopes

Insect "Armageddon": 5 Crucial Questions Answered

<i>The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research.</i><p>Are we facing insect …

Research

Excuse me, have you seen this microbat?

They’re microbars — tiny cousins of the more commonly seen megabats like the flying foxes that live in Adelaide’s Botanic Park — and there are 83 …

Australia

Insect 'Armageddon': five crucial questions answered

Are we facing insect Armageddon? A recent study found that German nature reserves have seen a 75% reduction in flying insects over the last 27 years. …

Science

Support UCSD HARP

<i>Be Part of a Citizen Science Investigation of Glyphosate!</i><p><i>Glyphosate</i>, the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup, is the most commonly used weed …

Research

Moving machinery using mind power alone

Science

Girl Scouts Think Like Citizen Scientists

By Sharon Karasick Girl Scouts are encouraged to try all sorts of new things in their scouting experience, a commitment reflected in their new motto: …

Girl Scouts

Meet Neurohacker Collective: The Red-Hot Startup Turning Wellness Into A Global Community

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Just as Kickstarter has become popular for funding great causes, Wefunder has emerged as one of the go-to sites for actually owning a stake in new startup companies. This past week, a San Diego based startup with an interesting name (and an even more …

Globalization

Carbon Quantum Dots in Your Favorite Color

Citizen scientist extraordinaire [Thought Emporium] put out a new video about colorful quantum dots which can be seen below the break. Quantum dots …

Magnetism

Help identify Earth features in astronaut photos

Hey citizen scientists! You’re invited to test a new tool to study Earth using photos taken by International Space Station astronauts. Here’s how.<p>A …

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

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