Jan 13, 2021

Citizen science is booming during the pandemic

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, science

Stuck at home with time on their hands, millions of amateurs around the world are gathering information on everything from birds to plants to Covid-19 at the request of institutional researchers. And while quarantine is mostly a nightmare for us, it’s been a great accelerant for science.

From backyard astronomy to birding, amateurs have been busy collecting data — and making real discoveries.

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