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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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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Citizen Science is for Lovers this Valentine’s Day!

By Bob Hirshon (@Bob Hirshon) It’s almost Valentine’s Day. Cuddle up with these five projects–and one book–that we love! They are waiting for you with open arms. Xoxo, The SciStarter ...
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SuperbOwl: Image credit: Alexas_Fotos via Pixabay

Five Ways to Prepare for SuperbOwl Sunday

By Bob Hirshon @BobHirshon Sunday, February 2 is the most exciting day of the year for owl-lovers all over the world: SuperbOwl Sunday! This is the day when the ornithologically-inclined ...
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Book Review: Field Guide to Citizen Science

By Devon Moriarty @devmoriarty Darlene Cavalier, Catherine Hoffman, and Caren Cooper. The Field Guide to Citizen Science: How You Can Contribute to Scientific Research and Make a Difference, $7.60 Kindle, ...
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Phendo: Endometriosis Study

Phendo: Understanding Endometriosis

In 2016, Noémie Elhadad and her lab at Columbia University’s Irving Medical Center created the Phendo, or “phenotyping endometriosis,” app, to better understand and identify symptoms of endometriosis. Endometriosis is ...
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Regular People Are Changing How We Monitor Air Quality

Low cost, high impact: How access to sensors is changing everything in air quality research. Air quality: It’s about us The ways we hear about air pollution can make us ...
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