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This Image Intentionally Left Blank: Mundane Images Increase Citizen Science Participation

Through my work at Zooniverse, I worked with the MICO Project looking at what motivates citizen science volunteers on Snapshot Serengeti. Our research found that mundane images actually increase, not reduce, volunteer engagement. 69 more words

Citizen Science

Sexual Selection: Settling a Debate with Scissors and Glue

Charles Darwin’s fame is often attributed to his description of natural selection, but his work on sexual selection is often overlooked. Experimental evidence to support Darwin’s ideas was only provided one hundred years later, using the simplest of methods. 685 more words


Biomarkers for autism diagnosis?

Broadcaster: BBC1

Year: 2018

Genre: Studio interview

Duration: 6 minutes

URL: https://learningonscreen.ac.uk/ondemand/index.php/clip/120039

A six minute interview on BBC Breakfast (19th February 2018) was prompted by the publication of a research article which claims to have identified specific combinations of molecular markers which can speed up the clinical diagnosis of autism. 393 more words


2018 Game Plan

We are officially back in the field for Season 2 of #JerseyDoodles.  During the 2018 season, we’re continuing to expand our efforts.

In 2016 we conducted a regional survey of potential woodcock habitat in across post-industrial and non-industrial habitat in Northern New Jersey.  418 more words


9.1 Transport in the Xylem of Plants

Use models as representations of the real world—mechanisms involved in water transport in the xylem can be investigated using apparatus and materials that show similarities in structure to plant tissues. 350 more words


Writing the Methods as a plausibility check

Image: Rube Goldberg design by Stivi10 CC BY-SA 3.0 via wikimedia.org.

There are many reasons for “writing early” – for starting to write up a project before data collection and analysis are complete, or even before they’re started.  485 more words