News tagged with citizen science project

Spiral galaxies may be dying because of bars

With the help of the army of volunteers working on the Galaxy Zoo 2 'citizen science' project an international team of scientists led by a Portsmouth astrophysicist may have discovered what is killing spiral ...

Nov 10, 2010
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A wealth of wildlife, right in the backyard

Zoologist Roland Kays travels the world to study rare species, so he calls it a "cool surprise" to find a wealth of wildlife in the suburban backyards of Raleigh and Durham, N.C.

Feb 12, 2014
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Ants in space

When NC State postdoc Clint Penick collected a group of pavement ants in a small mountain community in Western North Carolina last summer, he never dreamed they'd travel farther than his biology lab in Raleigh. ...

Feb 06, 2014
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On the hunt for high-altitude microorganisms

The United States Rocket Academy has announced an open call for entries in its High Altitude Astrobiology Challenge, a citizen science project that will attempt to collect samples of microbes that may be lurking ...

May 21, 2012
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Colorado's stunning bee diversity

For many people, the mention of bees brings to mind swarms, stings, queens and honey. But the insects fitting that description—non-native European honeybees—represent only one kind of bee.

Sep 03, 2014
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Protecting garden wildlife

Britain's biggest public-led investigation into the health of native wildlife has begun today (16 January), with the launch of the national Garden Wildlife Health project.

Jan 16, 2014
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