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Amateur astronomers needed: Help classify stars with Gaia's data

Phys Dot Org 23 Mar 2023
Gaia's data is already an invaluable resource for astronomers and scientists ... As analyzing individual sources is beyond the scope of the Gaia consortium, you, as a citizen scientist will look over images and graphs to classify stars' brightness changes, colors, and other variables over time.

Chest-Bursting Wasps Among 600 New Species Discovered in Australia

Principia Scientific 23 Mar 2023
“These scientists have classified ... Taxonomy, the science of classifying species, puts names on species that make it easier for researchers, citizen scientists, and conservationists to talk about and study that exact species, according to Parks Australia entomologist Bryan Lessard.

Scientists May Have Gotten Duped Into Thinking Collectible Figurine Was Ultra-Rare Shark

Futurism 23 Mar 2023
Some of the beefing has even spread to social media, with scientists and bemused onlookers alike all tweeting out their hot takes ... Instead, they were working off of a single photo, taken by a citizen scientist who claimed to have stumbled on the shark's corpse washed up on the beach of a Greek island.

A bird's-eye view: Camera installed on westside osprey nest

Billings Gazette 23 Mar 2023
INDEPENDENT RECORD. The nest happenings of Helena's westside osprey will soon be broadcast worldwide ... The nest is on a wooden platform on top of a 45-foot-high pole on the westside of Helena ... Thom Bridge, IR file photo ... Apple Podcasts ... He was a dedicated citizen scientist, keeping species records and submitting them to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. .

Bernie Sanders Targets Moderna Greed in Covid-19 Vaccine Hearing

Common Dreams 22 Mar 2023
Yet, despite that huge investment, and the vitally important work done by NIH scientists, the citizens of the United States pay far more for prescription drugs than do the people of any other country, in some cases, as much as 10 times more ... Sanders urged people "to remember the contributions of great scientists like Dr.

Cape Cod weather forecast: Grab some sun before gloom arrives this week

Cape Cod Times 22 Mar 2023
Sometimes it's annoying when people tell you to "seize the day." After all, you might be busy or have an important nap scheduled ... Thus, we deliver some good and bad weather news ... In the citizen scientist department, the National Weather Service is for its Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network, also known by the chunky acronym CoCoRaHS ... .

Federal agencies need to build an effective foundation for climate intelligence. Here’s how

Federal News Radio 22 Mar 2023
In our last article, we discussed the critical importance that climate intelligence — deriving actionable... READ MORE ... Climate intelligence solutions — equipped with a range of visualizations and other self-service decision-support analytics — can empower citizen scientists, professional scientists, researchers, policymakers and other stakeholders ... .

Is This Photo of the Ultra-Rare Goblin Shark Actually a Toy?

The Daily Beast 21 Mar 2023
The fight stems from a paper published in the journal Mediterranean Marine Science last May, which detailed a goblin shark specimen that a citizen scientist stumbled upon while walking along the Greek beach.

IPCC report gives ‘final warning’, says 'can still avoid worst of climate collapse'

Live Mint 21 Mar 2023
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released its report for 2023, and in the report scientists has given their ‘final warning’ that if governments and citizen do not act now, the consequences will be worse than imagined. The rising amount of Greenhouse ...

Pew Funds 7 Researchers to Advance Ocean Conservation

Victoria Advocate 21 Mar 2023
Stan Shea will conduct the first in-depth analysis of a 10-year data set collected by citizen-scientist divers in Hong Kong to produce insights about the condition of the area's diverse reef fish populations.

With crowded jails, North Macedonia adopts pandemic amnesty

SCNOW Morning News 21 Mar 2023
People are also reading… ... 1 South Florence baseball completes region sweep of No ... Social Security makes huge mistakes Scientists are hunting for Alzheimer's clues from the few who escape genetic fate. The amnesty, which applies to citizens and not legal entities, will allow those already serving prison sentences to apply for immediate release.

Israel repeals 2005 act on West Bank settlement pullout

SCNOW Morning News 21 Mar 2023
People are also reading… ... Social Security makes huge mistakes Scientists are hunting for Alzheimer's clues from the few who escape genetic fate. Since then, Israeli citizens have been officially banned from returning to those locations, though the Israeli military has allowed activists to visit and pray there — a ban that has now been revoked.

For their many climate-related missions, federal agencies need robust climate intelligence

Federal News Radio 20 Mar 2023
... and understood by all, including citizen scientists, underserved and marginalized communities, and the broader public Rapidly produced, acquired and delivered to keep pace with fast-evolving threats Responsive to self-service queries for many stakeholders and localities.

Australians called on in hunt for shark egg cases for conservation, research 20 Mar 2023
CANBERRA, March 20 (Xinhua) -- Australia's national science agency has asked for regular citizens' help to document shark egg cases that wash up on beaches. The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) on Monday launched the Great Eggcase Hunt, calling on citizen scientists to find and record cases.

Calling all citizen scientists: hunt for shark egg cases launches in Australia (CSIRO - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)

Public Technologies 19 Mar 2023
CSIRO, Australia's national science agency, is calling on citizen scientists to find and record egg cases washing up on Australian coasts, so researchers can better-understand oviparous chondrichthyans ... Citizen scientists young and old can get involved in The Great Eggcase Hunt.

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