People can judge whether someone is sick by looking at a photo for just a few seconds.
Although August's total solar eclipse was over in minutes, analysis of the 50,000 photos uploaded to the Eclipse Megamovie website is a time-consuming job, so team leaders are asking citizen scientists for help.
Germany's top security official is extending tests of automatic facial recognition technology after an initial six-month trial showed the system had a good success rate.
A new study has found that dogs can greatly aid conservation efforts in finding rare species by smelling out their poo.
Young people who share social cause videos may actually be motivated to volunteer in the future, contrary to the popular image of them as "slacktivists."
People who give up their time for online volunteering are mainly motivated by a desire to learn, a new study has found.
Thanks to citizen volunteers, scientists now know more than ever about the flies that attack monarch butterfly caterpillars.
A new citizen-science tool released earlier this year to help astronomers pinpoint new worlds lurking in the outer reaches of our solar system has already led to a discovery: a brown dwarf a little more than 100 light years ...
Volunteers have helped a disoriented 400-pound (180-kilogram) sea turtle make its way back to the ocean off the South Carolina coast.