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Tag: citizen science

sourdough loaf

May 14, 2020

Podcast: Sourdough

Erin McKenney explains how sourdough does what it does and how you, too, can turn microbes into bread. 

hands covered in flour

Apr 14, 2020

The Great Sourdough Mystery

Scientists are enlisting home bakers to solve age-old mysteries surrounding bread. 

Mar 31, 2020

10,000 Photos of the Wild Life in Homes (and Counting)

There is some fascinating stuff living in your house. We want to see it. 

Cat with GPS tracking device on collar.

Mar 11, 2020

Keeping Cats Indoors Could Blunt Adverse Effects to Wildlife

Domestic cats have large, detrimental impacts on local wildlife, according to a new study. 

Coyote looking toward a house

Apr 17, 2019

Can Multiple Carnivores Coexist in Cities?

A new citizen science study looks at how coyotes, bobcats and foxes interact in small suburban forest patches. 

camel cricket

Mar 19, 2019

Cricket Bacteria Break Down Lignin, Highlighting Ecology’s Utility in Applied R&D

Researchers have discovered that a bacterium found in camel crickets is capable of breaking down lignin, opening new research pathways for biofuels and chemical manufacturing. The study also highlights the potential inherent in using ecosystem analysis as a tool for targeting research into the identification of commercially valuable microorganisms with industrial applications. 

bird perching on a box

Mar 19, 2019

Triangle Bird Count to Shed Light on Urban Wildlife

Wildlife researchers are launching a bird population survey in the Triangle region, focused on getting a better understanding of the birds that live in Raleigh, Durham and other urban centers. 

beetle larva

Mar 6, 2019

Take Pictures of Your (Six-Legged) Roommates, for Science

A new citizen science project aims to help us discover what animals share our living spaces -- and they need your help. 

Tomatoes and peppers

Nov 20, 2018

Citizen Science Can Play Role in Addressing Agricultural Challenges

A new paper highlights the potential of citizen science to address pressing research challenges in agriculture and food systems. 

Sep 4, 2018

Building a Sound Map of Raleigh – for Science

Sound can affect everything from human health to the well-being of wildlife, but there is very little data on the levels and types of sound in U.S. cities. 

A bird watcher makes notes in the field.

Jul 10, 2018

More Than a Hobby: How Volunteers Support Science

Why count birds, give gardening advice or gaze at stars? Research says citizen science benefits volunteers, the community and science itself. 

Apr 19, 2018

Partnering With Hunters, Anglers For Citizen Science

A new citizen science project is enlisting the hunting and fishing communities to help scientists understand the basic biology of a host of fish, bird and mammal species. 

Aug 17, 2017

Eclipse 2017: How to View and See Another Day

The College of Sciences has a few tips on how to safely watch Monday's eclipse, including some ways that you can help collect data on this rare event. Join the campus community on Monday at the Brickyard from 12:30 until 4 p.m. Free eclipse glasses are available, along with a telescope for a closer view and misting tents to keep everyone cool. 

Jun 7, 2017

Research Within Reach

NC State scientists are reaching out to get the public involved in research, by sharing findings and involving everyone in the work of discovery. 

Katie Mack

Jun 7, 2017

Leadership in Public Science: Meet Katie Mack

Katie Mack's enthusiasm for talking with the public about astronomy and skill at discussing complex subjects in accessible language have made her a go-to source for research on how the universe works.