Scientists make up only a tiny percentage of the U.S. labor force (and get little money for research). One solution: Citizen Scientists, who are helping advance astronomy, ornithology and ecology, among other fields, more than ever. We look at projects from Sharman Apt Russell, University of Maryland, Cornell University and NASA Goddard
Scientists increasingly rely on the public to help them with their research. For this month’s Environmental Outlook, the growing use of citizens scientists to track birds, map the universe and monitor climate change.
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