Latest News for: Citizen scientists


Citizen scientists tackle Mekong environmental challenges

Asiatimes 19 Jun 2021
... Vietnam, including Pham Thi Phuong, Nguyen Hoai Chung (journalism students from Ho Chi Minh City University of Journalism and Communication), Lam Thi So Ri and Thach My Duc (Khmer students at Can Tho University), have been trained as citizen scientists and citizen journalists.

Introducing The Parthenon Report

Greek City Times 19 Jun 2021
the Parthenon Sculptures. For Greek City Times – and for many millions of Greeks, philhellenes, scientists, artists, students and regular everyday citizens around the world – the repatriation and reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures held for these past 200 years at the British Museum in London – is of more than symbolic importance ... Mr ... .

Coalition unites in response to chronic wasting disease finding in captive deer herd

The Lufkin News 19 Jun 2021
Landowners, hunters, conservationists, scientists and other concerned citizens from across Texas are calling for immediate implementation of regulatory protocols in response to the recent outbreak of chronic wasting disease in captive deer facilities in Uvalde, Hunt, Mason and Matagorda counties, and associated release sites across the state ... ....

Our story, by the brilliant women who created the Oxford vaccine: SARAH GILBERT and CATH ...

The Daily Mail 19 Jun 2021
It was a collaborative effort by an international network of thousands of heroes – dedicated scientists in Oxford and across four continents, but also clinicians, regulators, manufacturers and the brave volunteer citizens who offered up their arms for us ... on to it by scientists.

Improving water resource knowledge

Open Access Government 18 Jun 2021
(2002-04), Toledo, Ohio (2014) or Flint, Michigan (2014-16) directly impact citizens’ health ... Water resource knowledge among citizens & decision-makers ... Readily deployable and affordable water assessment tools would help to identify water resource problems, in drinking water and natural waters, and use citizen scientists to gain beneficial data.

The whale sentinel: two decades of watching humpback numbers boom

The Observer 18 Jun 2021
The humpback is one of several species he is able to recognise by the skin pattern on its tail – a skill he has developed in more than 20 years as a citizen scientist observing the mammals ... Pirotta acknowledges the citizen scientists have not been academically trained and don’t ...

Dragonfly species losses and gains in Germany

Phys Dot Org 18 Jun 2021
For this, they analyzed over 1 million occurrence records on 77 species from different regional databases, most of which were collected by citizen scientists and collated by the natural history society of German-speaking odonatologists (GdO).

Mushrooms on Mars and four other unproven claims that alien life exists

The Wire 18 Jun 2021
In 2015, professional astronomers working with citizen scientists from the project announced the discovery of a nearby star displaying unusually strong and consistent dimming over time ... Today, the scientists behind the discovery believe that the unusual dips in light are caused by clouds of cosmic dust .

Master Naturalists to hold training class

Richmond Times Dispatch 18 Jun 2021
Virginia Master Naturalists are volunteer educators, citizen scientists and stewards helping Virginia conserve and manage natural resources and public lands ....

Tokyo gearing up for Olympics amid clear divide in opinion between doctors, scientists and citizens

Indiatoday 18 Jun 2021
Tokyo gearing up for OLY amid divide in opinion between doctors, scientists and citizens ... .

USD Offers Youth Land Use Explorers Kits

Yankton Daily Press 18 Jun 2021
The kits are available free of charge to youth-serving organizations in South Dakota through June 21 ... The kit further includes profiles of the scientists and engineers who are part of the WAFERx project as well as an activity on citizen science for youth to carry out on their own ... The deadline to apply for Land Use Explorers kits is June 21 ... ....
Edit A new resource to accelerate AI application in space science and exploration

Phys Dot Org 18 Jun 2021
"SpaceML helped accelerate impact by bringing in a team of citizen scientists who deployed an interpretable Active ... And the best thing is that future citizen scientists can partake in the CAMS project by building on the publicly accessible trained models, scripts, and web tools.".

Aspen-area briefs: Fire watch for weekend; pika fans wanted; mobile vaccine clinic in Snowmass

Aspen Times 18 Jun 2021
Weekend weather forecast brings fire watch ... The watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur and red flag warnings could be added ... Again this summer, a citizen science effort is being formed to help scientists understand the potential impacts of climate change on the American pika and its alpine habitat ... .

The harassment of the BBC’s Nicholas Watt was all too predictable

The Observer 18 Jun 2021
In the case of Covid-19, online memes propose a vast conspiracy linking together western governments, deceitful scientists and journalists acting as their propagandists in order to strip citizens of their hard-won freedoms.

First 'murder hornet' found in US in 2021

The Hill 17 Jun 2021
Sven Spichiger, Washington State Department of Agriculture managing entomologist, said in the Wednesday statement that “We’ll now be setting traps in the area and encouraging citizen scientists to trap in Snohomish and King counties.” ... Scientists discovered the first murder hornet nest in the country in Washington state last year.