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  Well maybe you already knew that, and we certainly like to think that we do a good job, but as a self-effacing bunch it’s great to hear this coming from external researchers! In a recent publication, researchers from Queen Mary University of London’s…

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Below is a guest post from a researcher who has been studying the Zooniverse and who just published a paper called ‘Crowdsourced Science: Sociotechnical epistemology in the e-research paradigm’. That being a bit of a mouthful, I asked him to introduce…

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  The Zooniverse has a brand new look! For those of you who are logged-in, you will see a new homepage with lots of great features. You can now instantly see your personal stats, jump to recent projects you’ve taken part in, and catch up on what’s new…

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  Today I get to say those words that make me happier than anything else I say to you …there is a brand new Zooniverse project – Focus on Wildlife — Cleveland Metroparks Researchers studying wildlife in the Cleveland Metroparks system of nature reserves…

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  Celebrate Halloween by participating in Arizona BatWatch and help scientists learn more about the lesser long-nosed bat. Lesser long-nosed bats are an endangered species that pollinate southwestern columnar cacti and agave; the plant used to make…

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  In optical astronomy the Earth’s atmosphere plays all sorts of havoc with the light coming from objects we want to observe. This image shows how much more detail you can get if you manage to observe from above the atmosphere. On the left is an image…

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  Today we’re relaunching one of our popular ecology projects – Chicago Wildlife Watch! Leveraging the Project Builder feature on the Zooniverse, the team behind the project crafted a new Chicago Wildlife Watch, and added a number of new features to make…

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  This beautiful collage of spiral galaxy images from Galaxy Zoo was put together by Mel Galloway, a researcher on the team based at the University of Minnesota. The colour of a galaxy can tell us a lot, from how old the stars are, to how distant the…

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  Yesterday NASA released an article on their news page talking about the amazing work being done by our volunteers on Planet Four: Terrains. Thousands of people have been using the project to have a close look at the Martian polar surface and identify…

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  Today sees the start of the 4-day WeDigBio event in which volunteers across the world help digitise various natural history collections. As part of the event we’re getting people to transcribe specimen labels on Notes from Nature. In the run up to the…
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