You can aid COVID-19 research with [email protected]

Got a computer? You can help resarchers learn more about the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 from your house with [email protected]

Julia Evangelou Strait-WUSTL • futurity
July 2, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 research proteins computers featured health-and-medicine citizen-scientists

Try this app to avoid ticks this summer

With summer's arrival, avoiding ticks and the Lyme disease they spread is super important. A phone app can give you the facts you need to know.

Kim Ward-Michigan State • futurity
June 14, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: insects apps ticks lyme-disease mobile-devices parasites featured health-and-medicine citizen-scientists

Birders: Use ‘Chipper’ app to catalog songs for research

A new app called Chipper can help birders and citizen scientists share birdsong recordings with scientists.

Spencer Turney-Vanderbilt • futurity
June 10, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: birds research apps earth-and-environment sounds citizen-scientists

Argentina’s ‘gargantuan’ hail may be biggest ever

A thunderstorm in Argentina a few years ago included what scientists now call "gargantuan hail," hailstones measuring between 7.4 and 9.3 inches across.

Matthew Carroll-Penn State • futurity
April 30, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: storms weather science-and-technology citizen-scientists

This Earth Day, spot plants and animals to boost research

"Sometimes we have very little documentation of what’s right around us. The things you think are mundane might become really important."

Alisson Clark-Florida • futurity
April 20, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: conservation internet holidays research apps earth-and-environment citizen-scientists

Bakers, you can help solve sourdough bread’s mysteries

A new project aims to solve the mysteries of sourdough bread. Whether you're a newbie or a pro, researchers want home bakers to get involved.

NC State • futurity
April 14, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: bacteria food microbes featured science-and-technology citizen-scientists

How citizen scientists can help protect water quality

Given the right training and tools, citizen scientist groups can be an excellent resource to help communities monitor water quality, researchers say.

Matt Swayne-Penn State • futurity
Feb. 12, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: water health-and-medicine citizen-scientists

Citizen science and cookies help solve ant enigma

New research clarifies the mysterious ants from Europe that love North American sidewalks, backyards, and sidewalks. Kids with cookies helped.

Michelle Jewel-NC State • futurity
Dec. 11, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: insects new-species ants science-and-technology citizen-scientists

People and place drive long-term citizen scientists

What makes people volunteer to collect dead birds from local beaches? New research examines the motivations of citizen scientists.

Hannah Hickey-UW • futurity
July 30, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: science motivation research science-and-technology citizen-scientists

Captive breeding makes monarchs that don’t fly south

New findings suggest captive breeding isn't a good way for fans of monarch butterflies to help the species.

Matt Wood-U. Chicago • futurity
June 25, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: conservation insects migration endangered-species butterflies earth-and-environment citizen-scientists

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