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Explosive Duck Penis vs. Zombie Fish: Scientists Compete for Your Money

Explosive Duck Penis vs. Zombie Fish: Scientists Compete for Your Money | #SciFund | Scoop.it
Scientists are trying out a new funding model for their projects: pitching them to the public. Crowdsourced funding through the RocketHub website is funding 49 projects from animal behavior to climate change and political mathematics.
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NeuroDojo: #SciFund challenge: the half-way point

NeuroDojo: #SciFund challenge: the half-way point | #SciFund | Scoop.it
RT @DoctorZen: Halfway through the #SciFund challenge! How's the experience so far?
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Featured Project: Cats Nails: A parasitic plant of South Africa

Featured Project: Cats Nails: A parasitic plant of South Africa | #SciFund | Scoop.it

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Today's featured project, Cats Nails: A parasitic plant of South Africa by Andi Wolf at Ohio State. "Wait, wait," I hear you saying, "a parasitic plant?! I mean, OK, it took ..."

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NaNo Update: The Best of Both Worlds

New #nanoblog http://t.co/9FiC5yUI #SciFund #in @CitrusNaNo How my #NaNoWriMo project is like mixed media art...
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The Evolution of Stress-Induced Hypermutation

The Evolution of Stress-Induced Hypermutation | #SciFund | Scoop.it
Mutations are of huge importance to evolution, the raw material on which natural selection works. Yet, most mutations are harmful and only a very small fraction is beneficial.
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WE DID IT! Salt-water aquarium for low-income school COMPLETELY funded! - Deep-Sea News

WE DID IT! Salt-water aquarium for low-income school COMPLETELY funded! - Deep-Sea News | #SciFund | Scoop.it
WE DID IT! Salt-water aquarium for low-income school COMPLETELY funded!Deep-Sea News... hear from you by the deadline, I'll pick another winner out of the random-number-generator-hat. Many many thanks to everyone who donated to Donor's Choose!
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It's the science of money - here's how you can help

It's the science of money - here's how you can help | #SciFund | Scoop.it
The SciFund Challenge, which is being run by the online crowd-funding platform, RocketHub, opened Nov. 1 and runs through Dec. 15; those interested in donating can choose between 49 projects.
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STEMulate Learning!

STEMulate Learning! | #SciFund | Scoop.it
Help discover cures for childhood diseases and cancer, find clean water resources and develop clean energy technologies while inspiring the innovators of tomorrow! (Thank you, Jonathan Brier, for fueling the STEMulate Learning project!
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The #SciFund challenge - Uncommon Ground

The #SciFund challenge - Uncommon Ground | #SciFund | Scoop.it

"A new (old) approach to funding science -- crowdsourcing. New because since World War II, most funding for scientific research has come from government, industry, or private foundations (at least in the United States). Old because this is how scientific research used to be funded, by wealthy patrons and subscribers who agreed to subsidize the cost of expeditions and research."

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La science se met au crowdsourcing | Slate

La science se met au crowdsourcing | Slate | #SciFund | Scoop.it
Face à l'immensité des données scientifiques, les scientifiques s'inspirent d'une technique de marketing et de financement de projets: le crowdsourcing où les masses deviennent des micro-producteurs pour un album ou micro-financeurs pour l'achat...
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My Own #SciFund Challenge Motivation - Crowdsourcing.org

My Own #SciFund Challenge Motivation - Crowdsourcing.org | #SciFund | Scoop.it
Mr. Bonebrake is excited that people might be getting involved with his research by supporting it but if nobody decides to contribute funds he won’t be terribly disappointed. But his point is, this isn’t about the money.
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Featured project: Dolphinpalooza

Featured project: Dolphinpalooza | #SciFund | Scoop.it

"Jai Ranganathan

The featured #SciFund Challenge project is Dolphinpalooza by Erin Ashe.
Ready for some dolphins? Dolphinpalooza has some astonishing video of Pacific whi..."

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Tres investigadores españoles buscan financiación a sus proyectos en Internet

Tres investigadores españoles buscan financiación a sus proyectos en Internet | #SciFund | Scoop.it
Los proyectos de los investigadores españoles Jorge Mederos, Luis Valledor y Marisa Alonso han sido elegidos entre 49 estudios de todo el mundo para participar en el proyecto 'SciFund', que busca financiación para las investigaciones a través del...
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The Serengeti Lion Project Goes Online With The Help of Crowdfunding

The Serengeti Lion Project Goes Online With The Help of Crowdfunding | #SciFund | Scoop.it

The Serengeti Lion Project Goes Online With The Help of Crowdfunding is a news post on crowdsourcing in geographyThe Serengeti Lion Project, one of the world’s largest studies on lions, has launched a crowdfunding campaign with SciFund to get the...

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'Crowd-funding' research: Intriguing, if not a replacement for NSF ...

'Crowd-funding' research: Intriguing, if not a replacement for NSF ... | #SciFund | Scoop.it
The column looks at SciFund Challenge, a short-term experiment on the RocketHub platform, which has been crowd-funding arts projects for a while. The projects are all pretty small by science standards, just a few thousands bucks each, ...
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#SciFund Ocean Update « Southern Fried Science

#SciFund Ocean Update « Southern Fried Science | #SciFund | Scoop.it
In case you were worried that in the wake of David's quest for a blogging scholarship has distracted us from other philanthropic adventures, fear not, #SciFund is alive and well (and halfway done). For those just tuning in ...
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#ls_chat 11/16: Life Science Funding Issues & #scifund

#ls_chat 11/16: Life Science Funding Issues & #scifund | #SciFund | Scoop.it
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View the story "#ls_chat 11/16: Life Science Funding Issues & #scifund" on Storify] (RT @Comprendia: Morning!
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Scifund - C-Cilia In Motion Project

My Scifund proposal! Please Visit www.rockethub.com Every penny counts!! Spread the word!! And please give anything you can! Thanks Internet!! :D Check out swimmycritter.wordpress.com and scifund.wordpress.com for details on how to give!
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Alien vs Predator

Alien vs Predator | #SciFund | Scoop.it
What if we could discover the cure of human parasitic diseases analyzing the strongest immune system in the world!
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Helping elephants and people coexist

Helping elephants and people coexist | #SciFund | Scoop.it
The Research:
The Uda Walawe Elephant Research Project is the first-ever long-term study of Asian elephants in the wild. Asian elephants are classified as ‘endangered’ under the IUCN Red List, with their number one threat being loss of habitat.
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School of Ants

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What is the School of Ants?
The School of Ants project is a citizen-scientist driven study of the ants that live in urban areas, particularly around homes and schools.
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A silenciosa história dos romanos esquecidos » Ceticismo.net

A silenciosa história dos romanos esquecidos » Ceticismo.net | #SciFund | Scoop.it

A drª Kristina Killgrove é bioantropóloga e professora de arqueologia da Universidade Vanderbilt. Sua especialidade não é estudar as crônicas escandalosas dos 12 Césares (recomendo o livro). Ela se interessa pelo cidadão comum. Os verdadeiros responsáveis por fazer de Roma.. bem, fazê-la Roma, pois não basta ter grandes generais se você não tem exército, da mesma maneira não adianta ter um grande imperador sem algo a governar.

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SciFund - Wacky research that YOU can fund

SciFund - Wacky research that YOU can fund | #SciFund | Scoop.it
Those behind the project, which is based in America, claim that it is the first time in human history that science can be directly powered by the people.
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Featured Project: The Yin Yang World of Venom

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Snakes! On a #SciFund proposal!

No, really. Today's featured project is The Yin Yang World of Venom bu Chip Cochran. Chip has a fantastic proposal looking at venom varia..."

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Crowdfunding for Smart Delivery in Tanzania | NorthStar Initiative

What if we could find a way to reduce the cost of distributing life-saving childhood vaccines in developing countries? What if regular deliveries could be made economically to local clinics and children could be vaccinated without the need for irregular, international aid-based, campaign-style programs? A group of researchers at the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment (IonE) are attempting to answer these questions and seeking funding in some unique ways.
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