First scientific results from Galaxy Cruise

Galaxy Cruise, a citizen science project led by the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), has been sailing the cosmic ocean with citizen astronomers to uncover the secrets of galaxies since 2019.

Citizen science inspires kids to take local action

North Carolina State University researchers recently found that a program designed to get Girl Scouts involved in citizen science—programs where members of the public can participate in real scientific research—not only ...

Beetles in a bottle: A message from aliens to schools

While invasive alien species (IAS) represent a growing threat to global biodiversity and ecosystems, public awareness of them hasn't seen a significant increase. Many researchers believe informing people about IAS is an essential ...

Report: Butterflies across the EU are in decline

The diagnosis sounds worrying: More than 80% of habitats in the EU are currently considered vulnerable. This has negative consequences on their functional capability and thus the services they provide for humans. In order ...

Scientists find world's oldest European hedgehog

The world's oldest scientifically-confirmed European hedgehog has been found in Denmark by a citizen science project involving hundreds of volunteers. The hedgehog lived for 16 years, 7 years longer than the previous record ...

Wildlife recording is good for people, as well as for science

Science is not the only beneficiary of nature-based "citizen science" projects—taking part also boosts the well-being of participants and their connection to nature, according to research published today (February 9) in ...

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