Today millions of people engage in citizen science projects. The popularity of citizen science among the general public has been met by a scientific community a little unsure of what to make of it. The
When Aaron Swartz committed suicide in 2013, he was facing up to 35 years in prison and a one-million dollar fine for 13 felony counts related to violating copyright laws. Today the NY Southern District
Not all societies have a written language, but that doesn’t stop discoveries. Even without reading and writing, indigenous peoples have acquired knowledge about the natural world. In addition, many non-literate communities engage in scientific activities,
Citizen science is skyrocketing in popularity. Not just among participants (of which there are millions), but also in its visibility in academic journals. A new article in PLOS ONE by Ria Follett and Vladimir Strezov
Years ago, when my daughter got an iPod, her iTunes account became un-affectionately known to the rest of the family as the “iTunes you out” app. Many parents have joined scholars in expressing concerns about
For several decades, citizen science has advanced research agendas while propelling informal science education outside the classroom. Citizen science has also been a means of civic engagement and flexing the muscles of citizenship. In recent
Thank you, Lassie for saving my life! And thank you Rover, Spot, Fido, Benji, and Snoopy. We can all shout this refrain, not just those pulled from a burning building or comforted by slobbery kisses.
#CitSciChat Starting this month, you can tune in and take part in monthly discussion sessions about citizen science. The discussions take place on Twitter and anyone is welcome to join with questions, answers, comments, and