The Science of Hidden Connections

New and exponentially increasing amounts of biomedical research can yield valuable insight into rare diseases, cures, devices, procedures, and more. This growth, however, can sometimes overwhelm scientists and the public alike: the amount of scientific research published in 2014 was more than triple the amount published in 1990, and this trend continues today. While this … Read more “The Science of Hidden Connections”

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Global Mosquito Alert: UN Backed Citizen Science Platform to Fight Mosquito-Borne Diseases

With the summer approaching, so are the mosquitoes. Now a UN-backed global platform will align citizen scientists from around the world to track and control these disease-carrying species. By Yujia He Mosquitoes are an annoying and unavoidable part of the warmer season. Their constant buzzing follows you whenever you step outside of your house, and the … Read more “Global Mosquito Alert: UN Backed Citizen Science Platform to Fight Mosquito-Borne Diseases”

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Step right up and guess their age — for citizen science!

By Nina Friedman For decades, fair- and festival-goers around the country have volunteered to step right up and have a carnival busker guess their age. Now, guessing someone’s age through citizen science can contribute to research in the social and computer sciences and medicine, too. Everyday scientists and medical professionals are creating lifespan increasing technologies. … Read more “Step right up and guess their age — for citizen science!”

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Citizen Scientists Donate Data for Online Price Personalization Research

Citizen scientists learn how algorithms affect their online shopping and help researchers break open the “black box” of price-personalization By Chelsey Meyer Have you ever wondered whether you see the same online prices as other consumers? If not, you may want to after hearing about price personalization. While many Internet users may understand that algorithms … Read more “Citizen Scientists Donate Data for Online Price Personalization Research”

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River Keeping in New Mexico

River Keeper. Watershed Keeper. There’s something poetic—maybe a bit Celtic—about these terms, which in the world of citizen science refer to someone monitoring a waterway for soil erosion, contaminants, and loss of biodiversity. Across the United States, with sonorous names like Willamette River Keepers and Chattahoochee River Keepers, citizen scientists are keeping watch over the … Read more “River Keeping in New Mexico”

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Gaming Competition Supports Alzheimer’s Research

By Egle Marija Ramanauskaite, Citizen Science Coordinator at EyesOnALZ Stall Catchers – a citizen science game by the EyesOnALZ project, has just introduced a team feature and is running a team competition to #CrushALZ. The competition has kicked-off during the #CrowdCloudLIVE hangout following the premiere of The Crowd & The Cloud documentary on citizen science on April … Read more “Gaming Competition Supports Alzheimer’s Research”

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“Stream Selfies” Bridge Information Gap on Stream Health

Izaak Walton League Celebrates Citizen Science Month With Project To Document Streams Across America By Danielle Donkersloot, Izaak Walton League Clean Water Program Director Every American has the right to know whether the streams running through their backyards and neighborhood parks are safe. But there is an alarming lack of up-to-date information about water quality across … Read more ““Stream Selfies” Bridge Information Gap on Stream Health”

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From the Stars to the Seas: Pairing Citizen Science with NASA Technology for Whale Shark Conservation

This post is part of our Divers’ series. We encourage readers to continue the conversation by adding their own comments, question or concerns on our Facebook page. You’ll find links to other posts at the end of this story.  When Jason Holmberg saw his first whale shark 15 years ago while scuba diving off the coast … Read more “From the Stars to the Seas: Pairing Citizen Science with NASA Technology for Whale Shark Conservation”

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Endangered Bumble Bee Gets Help From Citizen Scientists

The United States Endangered Species Act is often considered to be the most powerful piece of environmental legislation not just in the US, but in the world. As a result, when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) formally lists a species as either threatened or endangered, it can be a game-changer for the species … Read more “Endangered Bumble Bee Gets Help From Citizen Scientists”

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