The Cat Tracker Project is launching a new cat personality test. Take 10 minutes and complete the survey to unveil your cat's personality characteristics. Your [...]
Overview: Over the last five years we have worked to develop citizen science projects that reach out to the public but also that, more specifically, [...]
In September, Dr. Lori Shapiro of The Great Pumpkin Project traveled to Vietnam in collaboration with Erik Delaquis of CIAT in Hanoi to characterize microbial [...]
On Monday, October 9th, Greg Crutsinger woke to an ordinary sort of day. He was looking forward to the week. He was launching a [...]
Your showerhead is personal. It is the conduit through which water falls on you to keep you clean. It is also full of life. Showerheads [...]
The Sourdough Project has some exciting updates to share today! Here is your chance to see some of the data for your individual sourdough starter, [...]
We have good news. From the 568 sourdough samples our participants sent us we have completed the first of many stages of identification of the [...]
Sourdough is a bread made from dough that has been fermented with bacteria and yeast. One of the oldest sourdough breads dates back to over [...]
I spent several years writing a book about the value of biological diversity to agriculture, Never Out of Season. In doing so, I gained a [...]
Recently, we asked you to share your sourdough starters and stories and you did. You shared them not just from the United States, but also [...]
In the Dunn lab we have worked for the last decade to study the life in homes. We have swabbed belly buttons, searched under beds, [...]
It all started in a street median in Manhattan, not far from Mary Tyler Moore’s apartment. Marko Pecaravic decided to do a thesis on the [...]
We want to extend a huge thank you to everyone who participated in the Showerhead Microbiome Project. We now have samples from nearly 700 homes across the U.S. and each swab is a critical part of our research. We would not have been able to accomplish a project of this magnitude without the help of all of the volunteers who donated their time and energy to this project.
Would you give a few minutes a year to reveal the future of forests? What would be the easiest citizen science project ever? Watching paint dry? Falling off a log? Maybe. But what would you, or anyone else, learn from that? We are starting a citizen science project almost as easy but much more important. Its called A Tree’s Life and all you need to do is monitor red maple growth in your yard. We even give you the supplies. It’s really just one supply called a dendrometer, and it does most of the work.
Help us in this long honored tradition of naming things of importance. We have dozens of yeast to name and we want each of them to have a story. Tweet us your suggestion and an explanation of why you have chosen a particular name. If you need more than 140 characters, screen capture the text. We will decide what names make the most sense for our particular yeasts and include them in a future peer-reviewed manuscript. Forever after these yeasts will have these names. These names you helped create.