Humans have fermented foods, be they vegetables, grains or beverages, for thousands of years. Fermentation has the power to preserve food while also altering its [...]
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.