SciStarter Blog

SciStarter is the place to find, join, and contribute to science through providing people access to more than 2,700 searchable formal and informal research projects and events. But more than just a project directory, SciStarter also offers a coordinated place to record contributions and access the tools and instruments needed to participate in citizen science projects. The SciStarter Blog is published by Science Connected.

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Book Review: Never Home Alone

Never Home Alone: From Microbes to Millipedes, Camel Crickets, and Honeybees, the Natural History of Where We Live by Rob Dunn SciStarter Blog Camel crickets can turn industrial waste into ...
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Book Review: Science By the People

Science By the People: Participation, Power, and the Politics of Environmental Knowledge. By Aya Hirata Kimura and Abby Kinchy. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2019. $27.95. SciStarter Blog Situated Citizen ...
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Help Researchers Track Coronavirus by Reporting Your COVID-19 Symptoms Online

SciStarter Blog By Eric Betz Health officials can’t fight the coronavirus pandemic without knowing where infections are. COVID Near You aims to reveal hotspots as sick people self-report symptoms. You ...
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Unravel DNA with Citizen Science

SciStarter Blog By Bob Hirshon @Bob Hirshon Genome sequencing technology is advancing at a breathtaking pace. In the decades since the Human Genome Project, scientists have developed the tools to ...
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Citizen Scientists Measure Nuclear Radiation After Fukushima

Citizen Scientists Measure Nuclear Radiation After Fukushima

SciStarter Blog By Michiel Van Oudheusden On March 11, 2011, Japan was hit by one of the most destructive earthquakes and tsunamis of all time, which triggered the worst nuclear ...
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Transcribing Torrey: Unearthing History with the New York Botanical Garden

SciStarter Blog By Sylvia Kohn-Levitt A New York Botanical Garden project called Transcribing Torrey is asking volunteers to decipher the notes and correspondence of one of the most prominent botanists ...
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Photographing Starlink Satellites For Science

The SciStarter Blog By Eric Betz Over the coming years, Elon Musk’s private spaceflight company, SpaceX, will launch thousands of small satellites as part of an effort to provide global, ...
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Clearing the Air in the Historic West End

By Calvin Culpini Read the first in this series on the SciStarter blog. During the separate-and-unequal era of Jim Crow segregation, African American neighborhoods all over all country faced racially ...
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