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Vision and Camouflage Citizen Science Games

Students will love these online citizen science games about the evolution of vision and camouflage, and they could make a great science club resource:  http://www.sensoryecology.com/games/ Funded by BBSRC, the key aims of this real research project are to understand how visual information guides behaviour, and how diversity in animal coloration results from key evolutionary processes, […]

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BBC Pandemic is spreading

You may have seen that the BBC Pandemic app is really taking off and we’re keen to capitalise on this momentum going into the weekend, and get as many people downloading as possible. The more people participate using the app, the more useful the data in our contagion models will be! Which Disaster Killed the Most […]

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‘EyesOnAlz’ citizen science game

A new citizen science project called EyesOnAlz has launched and at present, is composed of a game called Stall Catchers, in which you can examine slides of brains for stalled (i.e. blocked) blood vessels which are common in Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers believe that capillary stalls could be a key culprit in this disease. By reducing such stalls […]

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National Citizen Science Day

Presented by the Citizen Science Association, this celebration kicks off on April 16 and runs through to May 21, 2016. Hundreds of events will be held throughout the country, inviting people to get involved with science research. You can find them all here. If you have your own event you can use the ‘Add an event form‘ to […]