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Latest Citizen science Stories

strange galaxy
2014-12-04 03:00:12

With the help of citizen scientists, a team of astronomers has found an important new example of a very rare type of galaxy that may yield valuable insight on how galaxies developed in the early Universe.

Volunteering Can Help Save Wildlife
2014-11-23 03:00:07

Participation of non-scientists as volunteers in conservation can play a significant role in saving wildlife, finds a new scientific research led by Duke University, USA, in collaboration with Wildlife Conservation Society and Centre for Wildlife Studies, Bengaluru.

2014-09-12 23:03:35

The Adler Planetarium and Lincoln Park Zoo collaborate on new web-based platform that engages the public from home or classroom in scientific research through photo identification technology

Citizen Oceanography
2014-09-11 05:04:27

Despite the existence of technology such as GPS navigation and satellite imagery, much of the Earth’s oceans remain unexplored – a problem that has led to the authors of a new PLOS Biology study to call for volunteers to help fill in the gaps.

Many Studies Rely On Citizen-science Data, But Few Acknowledge It
2014-09-04 03:51:12

Hundreds of thousands of volunteer data collectors are due for some thanks from scientists

Astronomers Discover Nearly 200 Previously Unknown 'Red' Galaxies
2014-06-13 11:46:53

One of the greatest aspects of NASA’s astronomical research program is that the data accumulated from virtually all of the instruments – X-ray satellites, Infrared detectors, gamma-ray satellites – is available to the public.

New Star Counting App Asks Citizen Scientists To Map The Skies
2013-12-20 15:46:51

German researchers are asking citizen scientists to use an app to help them count the stars in their city to see how light pollution affects what shows up in the night sky.

2013-12-12 23:03:55

Google Global Impact Award will enable Zooniverse, a nonprofit collaboration led by the Adler Planetarium and the University of Oxford, to make setting up a citizen science project as easy as

2013-11-19 16:49:06

As the Do-It-Yourself Biology (DIYbio) community has grown, so have concerns among media and policymakers about these science enthusiasts’ ability to wield DNA and manipulate life.

2013-11-07 13:48:10

The University of Oklahoma Natural Products Discovery Group has taken an unconventional approach to finding new compounds with therapeutic relevance by launching a crowdsourcing initiative with citizen scientists from around the country.


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