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Old Ship Logs Reveal …Hints about Climate

September 3, 2014

Brian Naylor of NPR’s “Morning Edition” describes the Old Weather project, a citizen-science gateway that helps scientists fill in their gaps about climate history. Citizens are transcribing the logbooks of mariners from long ago. The project, created by Kevin Wood, a research scientist with NOAA and the University of Washington, allows “long-term, complete reconstruction of the Earth’s atmosphere.”

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Scientists Dig into Ebola’s Deadly Genes for Clues

August 28, 2014

DNA in tube

AP writer Seth Borenstein highlighted the role of online crowd-sourcing (a.k.a. citizen science) in his article about the urgent effort to slow the Ebola outbreak. Lisa Girard of the Harvard Gazette also describes the research team, which was based at Harvard University and the Broad Institute.

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