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December 21st, 2017, just might enter the history books as the first day a citizen science trophy was ever awarded to a school. The trophy, bestowed to 250 students for contributing to Alzheimer's research, is now proudly displayed next to sports trophies & special achievement awards at a middle school in ...
If you feel like this year's flu season is a rough one, that's because it is. CBS News recently reported that this year's flu virus is dominated by a particularly nasty strain, H3N2, which has reached almost every corner of the country, causing prolonged illness in many and in some instances, death. The very ...

In January 2016, a young sea turtle named Grace was found floating cold and listless next to a dock in Awendaw, South Carolina. She was rescued by compassionate locals to the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Care Center™ for life-saving medical treatment. Grace, who was the size of a dinner plate ...
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 ...
Despite the current administration's efforts to roll back the Clean Water Act and dismantle the Environmental Protection Agency, interest and participation is growing in a new EPA- and stakeholder-led citizen science project that aims to inform clean water management. The Cyanobacteria Monitoring ...
Hundreds of millions of people depend on the ocean for their livelihoods, and almost 3 billion rely on it as a protein source. But countless threats — overfishing, destructive fishing practices, bycatch, dishonest catch reporting, habitat destruction — threaten our oceans and the people who depend on them.

Some of you have been keen to hear more news about the project to fight Alzheimer's – EyesOnALZ (formerly known as WeCureALZ), which we introduced in the earlier posts of this series. And guess what – we have big news to tell! And a brand new citizen science game to invite you to! Don't worry if ...
Brandywine Creek, which runs through southeastern Pennsylvania and northern Delaware, once powered the mills that supported European settlements in the late 17th and 18th centuries. Today, people rely on the creek for recreation and as a source of drinking water. SciStarter contributor Russ Campbell ...
When you think about wildlife you might encounter while boating, fish, turtles, and waterbirds all come to mind. But a growing group of citizen scientists in Wisconsin is using boats to find a whole different type of animal – bats. In parts of the state, bat monitoring by boat, canoe, or kayak has become the go-to ...
Earlier this year, we introduced you to WeCureALZ – a groundbreaking new project that for the first time is set to use the power of citizen science to conduct Alzheimer's research. Enabled by the support of the BrightFocus Foundation, the team is already preparing for the alpha testing of our first online ...
The ECAST Network (Expert and Citizen Assessment of Science and Technology), an organization founded by Arizona State University, the Museum of Science, Boston; the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars, SciStarter, Science Cheerleader, and the Loka Institute mediates forums where the public and ...
As monarch butterflies take their annual migratory trip to the west coast in winter, citizen scientists help researchers keep track with the Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count. Find more migration projects on SciStarter! by Eva Lewandowski. Every autumn, the western North American population of ...
In the new world of Big Data, we've learned how to acquire great data, but we're still struggling with accessing it, understanding it, and putting it to work. That's especially true with environmental data, where the urgency of problems facing people right now is driving efforts to turn raw digital input into ...
How about giving me a quick lift? Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma maculatum) (Image credit: Dave Huth/Flickr/CC BY-NC 2.0). Citizen scientists of the Salamander Crossing Brigades in New Hampshire help thousands of salamanders safely across dangerous roads in their migratory journey to the ... Science
Civic minded citizen scientists in your community help meteorologists and the National Weather Service stay abreast of inclement Weather with on-the-ground data. Earlier this week, the Midwest and Northeast were slammed with tornados and thunderstorms that grounded planes and held up trains.
With our ever-increasing connectivity and reliance on the internet, cybersecurity is a growing concern. Despite all the cautionary warnings about cyber safety, individuals, companies and government agencies still fall victim to attack. So what does it take to stay safe? NOVA, in partnership with ...
I'm an information junkie. Talking about science, technology and design excite me. My idea of funny? Wry, with lots of puns. I'm a romantic at heart and I love jazz. And as you might guess from the fact that I'm writing this article, I'm a citizen science enthusiast. If you're wondering about how different from ...

This week we are highlighting projects that help advance research on penguins, seals, the Antarctica and more. Cheers! The SciStarter Team. FjordPhyto. Maria Stenzel. This one involves a little travel to an unexpected biodiversity “hot” spot: Antarctica. This project connects you with teams of scientists to ...
In January 2016, a young sea turtle named Grace was found floating cold and listless next to a dock in Awendaw, South Carolina. She was rescued by compassionate locals to the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Care Center™ for life-saving medical treatment. Grace, who was the size of a dinner plate ...
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 ...
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. A whale shark, Earth's largest fish, feeding among tuna off Utila, Honduras.
Despite the current administration's efforts to roll back the Clean Water Act and dismantle the Environmental Protection Agency, interest and participation is growing in a new EPA- and stakeholder-led citizen science project that aims to inform clean water management. The Cyanobacteria Monitoring ...
Hundreds of millions of people depend on the ocean for their livelihoods, and almost 3 billion rely on it as a protein source. But countless threats — overfishing, destructive fishing practices, bycatch, dishonest catch reporting, habitat destruction — threaten our oceans and the people who depend on them.
When you think about wildlife you might encounter while boating, fish, turtles, and waterbirds all come to mind. But a growing group of citizen scientists in Wisconsin is using boats to find a whole different type of animal – bats. In parts of the state, bat monitoring by boat, canoe, or kayak has become the go-to ...
Earlier this year, we introduced you to WeCureALZ – a groundbreaking new project that for the first time is set to use the power of citizen science to conduct Alzheimer's research. Enabled by the support of the BrightFocus Foundation, the team is already preparing for the alpha testing of our first online ...
The ECAST Network (Expert and Citizen Assessment of Science and Technology), an organization founded by Arizona State University, the Museum of Science, Boston; the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars, SciStarter, Science Cheerleader, and the Loka Institute mediates forums where the public and ...
As monarch butterflies take their annual migratory trip to the west coast in winter, citizen scientists help researchers keep track with the Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count. Find more migration projects on SciStarter! by Eva Lewandowski. Every autumn, the western North American population of monarch ...
In the new world of Big Data, we've learned how to acquire great data, but we're still struggling with accessing it, understanding it, and putting it to work. That's especially true with environmental data, where the urgency of problems facing people right now is driving efforts to turn raw digital input into ...
Hikers in the Appalachian mountains contribute data and help researchers learn how climate change is affecting plants living in high Alpine ranges and promote conservation in the face of these changes. Learn more about Mountain Watch, the citizen science project featured in the upcoming SciStarter ...
How about giving me a quick lift? Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma maculatum) (Image credit: Dave Huth/Flickr/CC BY-NC 2.0). Citizen scientists of the Salamander Crossing Brigades in New Hampshire help thousands of salamanders safely across dangerous roads in their migratory journey to the vernal ...
I'm an information junkie. Talking about science, technology and design excite me. My idea of funny? Wry, with lots of puns. I'm a romantic at heart and I love jazz. And as you might guess from the fact that I'm writing this article, I'm a citizen science enthusiast. If you're wondering about how different from (or ...
With the summer approaching, so are the mosquitoes. Now a UN-backed global platform will align citizen scientists from around the world to ...
When smog is so thick that it clouds our vision, we can see and acknowledge that air pollution is a problem. In December of last year, China ...
Some of you have been keen to hear more news about the project to fight Alzheimer's – EyesOnALZ (formerly known as WeCureALZ), which ...
When you think about wildlife you might encounter while boating, fish, turtles, and waterbirds all come to mind. But a growing group of citizen ...
Earlier this year, we introduced you to WeCureALZ – a groundbreaking new project that for the first time is set to use the power of citizen ...
... SciStarter, Science Cheerleader, and the Loka Institute mediates forums where the public and scientists can deliberate on issues of science.
“The redwoods, once seen, leave a mark or create a vision that stays with you always. No one has ever successfully painted or photographed a ...
Hikers in the Appalachian mountains contribute data and help researchers learn how climate change is affecting plants living in high Alpine ...
How about giving me a quick lift? Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma maculatum) (Image credit: Dave Huth/Flickr/CC BY-NC 2.0). Citizen ...
“I'm an aquatic entomologist, and dragonflies and damselflies are the most colorful and noticeable insects in the habitats in which I work,” says ...
With our ever-increasing connectivity and reliance on the internet, cybersecurity is a growing concern. Despite all the cautionary warnings ...
I'm an information junkie. Talking about science, technology and design excite me. My idea of funny? Wry, with lots of puns. I'm a romantic at ...
A historic worldwide deliberative survey represents a milestone in democracy at the global level and a challenge to pessimists who say it's ...
ECAST was cofounded by the following institutional partners who encourage public input on science and technology policy issues: Arizona State University, Loka Institute, Museum of Science, Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars, SciStarter and Science ...
... organization founded by Arizona State University, the Museum of Science, Boston; the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars, SciStarter, Science Cheerleader, and the Loka Institute mediates forums where the public and scientists can deliberate on ...


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