Volunteers needed to test drive Cancer Research UK’s new analysis mechanic.

Calling volunteers! Cancer Research UK has a new project called The Trailblazer Project. The goal is to develop an app that improves how users analyze cancer pathology data. Volunteers to help test the prototype. The Cancer Research UK’s Citizen Science team is committed to finding innovative ways to accelerate research by crowdsourcing. Already, the team … Read more “Volunteers needed to test drive Cancer Research UK’s new analysis mechanic.”

Categories: Apps, Biology, Citizen Science, Computers & Technology

“What’s in store for citizen scientists this spring,” WHYY’s The Pulse

As part of SciStarter’s regular radio series with WHYY’s The Pulse, we highlight new developments in citizen science and a few projects ripe for spring! As the weather starts warming up and we all begin shedding our thick, winter coats, a crop of new citizen science projects are enticing us to get outdoors in the name … Read more ““What’s in store for citizen scientists this spring,” WHYY’s The Pulse”

Categories: Animals, Apps, Biology, Climate & Weather, Ecology & Environment, Events

What is killing California’s trees, and what can you do about it?

Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on the author’s blog. Project SCARAB is one of more than 800 great citizen science projects on SciStarter. Use our project finder to find one that you can participate in! The great thing about living in a major port city such as Los Angeles is having access to ideas and … Read more “What is killing California’s trees, and what can you do about it?”

Categories: Apps, Biology, Citizen Science, Ecology & Environment, Insects

SciStarter’s Top Fourteen Citizen Science Projects of 2014!

As we ring in the New Year, we’re celebrating the 14 Top Projects of 2014! These are the projects that received the most visits on the SciStarter website. Resolve to do more citizen science in 2015! We’ll help you with that goal. Happy New Year! Photo: Mike Hankey 1.  American Meteor Society – Meteor Observing Report meteors … Read more “SciStarter’s Top Fourteen Citizen Science Projects of 2014!”

Categories: Animals, Apps, Astronomy & Space, Biology, Birds, Citizen Science, Climate & Weather, Do-It-Yourself, Ecology & Environment, Nature & Outdoors, Newsletter

Track Lilacs and Loons with Nature’s Notebook

Observe and collect data to learn how climate and habitat affect plants and animals with Nature’s Notebook. Track the phenology of plants and animals with these citizen science projects. Most North Americans are relieved that spring has finally arrived, especially after a winter when ice storms, snowstorms, frigid temperatures or droughts were regular occurrences. For … Read more “Track Lilacs and Loons with Nature’s Notebook”

Categories: Animals, Apps, Biology, Birds, Citizen Science, Ecology & Environment, Insects, Nature & Outdoors

Verify the Sky with the SatCam App and Citizen Science

Help researchers determine accuracy of satellite data by capturing and uploading ground observations from your phone. Want more citizen science? There’s an app for that. We may not realize it, but artificial satellites are responsible for so many aspects of our daily lives.  They dictate our ability to communicate with one another, assist in the … Read more “Verify the Sky with the SatCam App and Citizen Science”

Categories: Apps, Astronomy & Space, Citizen Science