Latest News for: Citizen scientists


This Biologist Followed 10,000-Mile Butterfly Migration on Her Bike

Treehugger 13 May 2021
During her tour, she made presentations to more than 10,000 eager students and citizen scientists and may have even converted some skeptical bar patrons and climate deniers she met along the way ... I met a citizen scientist in Ontario that was tasked with recording roosting monarchs that congregate at the shore of Lake Erie.

Parks not only safe, but essential during coronavirus pandemic: Study

Hindustan Times 13 May 2021
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2021 11.20 AM IST ... Citizen scientists assigned to each park observed how much and in what ways they were used and whether or not visitors were engaged in activities deemed to be "high-risk" for transmitting COVID-19, such as playing contact sports, not wearing a mask, or coughing without covering ... ....

Nebraska lawmakers block medical marijuana bill; petition drive promised

Omaha World-Herald 13 May 2021
LINCOLNNebraska lawmakers blocked what would have been one of the nation's strictest medical marijuana laws on Wednesday. As a consequence, the state may see one of the most wide-open medical marijuana measures on the ballot next year ... And State Sen ... "We've grown a movement.". Politics ... "We are citizen legislators," said Sen ... "We are not scientists ... 1.

Help fight light pollution with a science experiment from your local library

Astronomy 12 May 2021
Globe at Night enlists citizen scientists — volunteers who help researchers collect and analyze data — to take Sky Quality Meters out into their communities and measure light pollution ... Citizen scientists ... They need citizen scientists’ help in local communities.

Canada's oceans on the crest of a transformative decade

Info News 12 May 2021
The marine research community, as well as First Nations, citizen scientists, environmental and conservation organizations, and economic ... Already well-informed about coastal issues, citizen scientists would be an effective group to help define and achieve project goals, he said.

App lets you report trees in Sacramento plagued with Dutch elm disease

Lodi News Sentinel 12 May 2021
The Sacramento Tree Foundation is building an army of "citizen scientists" who are trained to spot Dutch elm disease, and they've created a special app where people can flag and monitor potential problems ....
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Interview with Major General Qassem Soleimani, Commander of the Quds Force of the IRGC

IRGC destroys terrorist team in northwestern Iran, kills seven members

Press TV 12 May 2021
Forces with Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) have destroyed a team of terrorists in the northwest of the country near the border with Turkey, killing seven of its members in the security operation ... More than 17,160 Iranian citizens, including senior officials and nuclear scientists, have been killed by terrorists in recent decades ... .

Ozone rule puts clearer, healthier skies on the horizon

Albuquerque Journal 12 May 2021
... has a responsibility to protect citizens from threats to air quality, including harmful ground-level ozone ... Over the past two years, we spoke to thousands of citizens, scientists, oil and gas operators, and environmental organizations – and the rule vastly improved as a result.

OceanGate Expeditions Announces Medical Team for Inaugural Titanic Survey Expedition

Ellensburg Daily Record 12 May 2021
OceanGate Expeditions Titanic Survey Expedition 2021 Medical Team.. Dr. Marc Y ... Charles H ... Burdick ... Media Inquiries . Lisa Dreher ... These expeditions, to depths approaching 4,000 meters (13,123 feet), provide rare opportunities for citizen scientists to observe the mysteries of the deep sea and expand our understanding of our home, earth, the blue planet.

Worse than COVID? 1950s polio epidemic struck terror in Nebraska until quelled by vaccines

Norfolk Daily News 12 May 2021
Salk quickly became America’s most famous and best-loved scientist, though the adulation only briefly dimmed for a time when an improperly prepared batch of the vaccine produced by Cutter Laboratories in Berkeley, California, sickened 40,000 people, causing at least 169 cases of paralytic polio and 10 deaths, according to David M.

Brood X cicadas: Fascinating facts and why they aren’t in Central NY this year

The Post-Standard 11 May 2021
With the help of thousands of citizen scientists across the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest and the mobile app Cicada Safari you will be able to watch a live map update with cicada sightings ... Scientists call our cicadas Brood VII, or the Onondaga Brood.

WHO warns against use of Ivermectin in treating COVID-19 patients

DNA India 11 May 2021
The statement from the WHO top scientist comes a day after the Goa government gave a green signal for the usage of the drug to all citizens above 18 years to reduce the extent of COVID-19 infection.  ... Merck said its scientists continue to carefully examine findings of all available and emerging studies of Ivermectin for treatment of COVID-19.

Plastic pollution: scientists track a cargo spill from New York to Norway, reveal how currents ...

The Conversation 11 May 2021
The model’s outputs were very similar to observations made by our beachcombing “citizen scientists”, but key discrepancies highlighted where the model could be improved and how beaching could be incorporated into oceanographic transport simulations.

Alteryx CEO on the use of analytics automation for census data

CNBC 11 May 2021
Alteryx CEO Mark Anderson explained how the data analytics firm helped power the transformation of knowledge workers into citizen data scientists to carry out census counting ... .

India's Covid situation nothing short of heartbreaking, says Kamala Harris

International Business Times 11 May 2021
"Generations of my family come from India. My mother (Shyamala Gopalan) was born and raised in India. And I have family members who live in India today ... she said ... Devastating second wave ... to become a scientist ... US issues advisory to its citizens in India to leave due to Covid surge. Indian American scientist spots genes that fight Covid infection ... Govt ... .