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The Citizen Scientists League promotes responsible scientific observation, experimentation, discovery, and invention. We encourage active participation, networking and publishing by science enthusiasts at all levels of education and experience.
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Citizen Science Musings: The Amateur’s Portfolio

Citizen Science Musings: The Amateur’s Portfolio | Amateur and Citizen Science | Scoop.it
Amateur scientists take part in the same struggle as nearly everyone else on the planet, which is the quest to be taken seriously. Continue reading...
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DARPA's Satellite Repurposing Program Shows Progress | Video

DARPA's Satellite Repurposing Program Shows Progress | Video | Amateur and Citizen Science | Scoop.it
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency launched the Phoenix program in July of 2012 with the aim of repurposing retired satellites in orbit. This video demonstrates the program's progress so far.
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Everything you need to know: Groundhog Day | EarthSky.org

Everything you need to know: Groundhog Day | EarthSky.org | Amateur and Citizen Science | Scoop.it
U.S. and Canadian Groundhog Day comes every year on February 2. It has its roots in astronomy, and it's a great excuse for outdoor winter revelry.
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NASA Remembers Columbia, Ten Years Later

NASA Remembers Columbia, Ten Years Later | Amateur and Citizen Science | Scoop.it
Ten years ago Friday, the space shuttle Columbia was destroyed and its seven astronauts killed during the final minutes of its flight. Continue reading...
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Nasa Says Solar Eruption Headed Toward Earth

This video shows two massive eruptions on the Sun's surface. The first was not directed at Earth. The second eruption is headed our way but NASA says it's no...
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CSL Provides Unprecedented Access to Scientific Literature

CSL Provides Unprecedented Access to Scientific Literature | Amateur and Citizen Science | Scoop.it
The Citizen Scientists League is providing access to thousands of scientific and academic journals and other publications. CSL is proud to be the first such organization to offer this kind of servi...
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Science. Jerks.

Science. Jerks. | Amateur and Citizen Science | Scoop.it
Forgot to tweet Fridays Ep18: Areology, Ornithology and Robotology with @ehbrownie w/ @daveciaccio @999rpms http://t.co/WFaZXkGj
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- Google Science Fair

- Google Science Fair | Amateur and Citizen Science | Scoop.it
RT @googlescifair: The countdown to the launch of Google Science Fair 2013 has begun! Registration opens Jan. 30. Sign up to get notified http://t.co/9lLNxOaJ
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Math and Science Education Initiative (STEM)

Math and Science Education Initiative (STEM) | Amateur and Citizen Science | Scoop.it
RT @TeachForAmerica: Our final application deadline is February 15. Are you ready to equip our children for the future? http://t.co/OoDdpNEA
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Mathematics Education: Being Outwitted by Stupidity | Education News

Mathematics Education: Being Outwitted by Stupidity | Education News | Amateur and Citizen Science | Scoop.it
The way we used to teach math mirrors our effective interventions for those students struggling as low achieving/learning disabled, writes Barry Garelick.
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World’s largest natural sound archive now fully digital and fully online.

World’s largest natural sound archive now fully digital and fully online. | Amateur and Citizen Science | Scoop.it
“In terms of speed and the breadth of material now accessible to anyone in the world, this is really revolutionary,” says audio curator Greg Budney, describing a major milestone just achieved by the...
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This is an incredible tool just waiting for amateur scientists to do something wonderful with it.

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PHYSICS FOR THE COFFEE TABLE – QUIZ

PHYSICS FOR THE COFFEE TABLE – QUIZ | Amateur and Citizen Science | Scoop.it
The counter for this web site has just eclipsed 100,000.    That’s a remarkable  number and so Richard wishes to provide a bit of fun after the event. Physics for the Coffee Table Richard wro...
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Author Forrest Mims receives book award

Author Forrest Mims receives book award | Amateur and Citizen Science | Scoop.it
Atmospheric Science Librarians International (ASLI) has selected “Hawai‘i’s Mauna Loa Observatory: Fifty Years of Monitoring the Atmosphere” by Forrest M. Mims III for the ASLI’s Choice 2012 Award ...
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Synthetic biology method dramatically cuts down “manufacturing” time | News | R&D Magazine

Synthetic biology method dramatically cuts down “manufacturing” time http://t.co/mSxThf1F #lifescience
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Citizen Science Musings: Why I Miss BASIC

Citizen Science Musings: Why I Miss BASIC | Amateur and Citizen Science | Scoop.it
BASIC was a very simple language and therefore perfect for learning what one could do on a computer. Since it was an interpreted language, you could just play around with lines of code and see what...
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The origin and maintenance of a retrograde exoplanet - Astronomy Magazine

The origin and maintenance of a retrograde exoplanet - Astronomy Magazine | Amateur and Citizen Science | Scoop.it
The origin and maintenance of a retrograde exoplanet
Astronomy Magazine
Artist's rendition of the HAT-P-7 system.
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Close Approach of Asteroid 2012 DA14 - Fear vs. Fact | Video

Close Approach of Asteroid 2012 DA14 - Fear vs. Fact | Video | Amateur and Citizen Science | Scoop.it
Don Yeomans, manager of NASA's Near-Earth Object Program Office, gives SPACE.com exclusive insight on the space rock that will come between us and the moon on February 15th, 2012. (Close Approach of Asteroid 2012 DA14 - Fear vs.
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Weighing Models of Neutron Stars

Weighing Models of Neutron Stars | Amateur and Citizen Science | Scoop.it
A precise mass measurement of an exotic zinc isotope gives new insight into the composition of the crust of neutron stars, the possible birthplace of heavy elements.
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Tiny fossils hold answers to big questions on climate change: Research explores 12,000 year fossil record

Tiny fossils hold answers to big questions on climate change: Research explores 12,000 year fossil record | Amateur and Citizen Science | Scoop.it
A new study reveals a unique 12,000 year record of marine algae fossils that may hold clues about past climate change.
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Bus-Size Sea Monster Found, Took On Prey Its Own Size

Bus-Size Sea Monster Found, Took On Prey Its Own Size | Amateur and Citizen Science | Scoop.it
A new species of prehistoric sea monster may have been the first ocean predator to take on prey its own size, a new study says. (RT @NMNH: Bus-sized ichthyosaur discovered!
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The Citizen Science of Climate Change: We are not bystanders | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

The Citizen Science of Climate Change: We are not bystanders | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network | Amateur and Citizen Science | Scoop.it
Superstorm Sandy prior to the 2012 Presidential election put climate change on the mind of many voters. Earlier this month, a Federal Advisory Committee of 13 ...
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On this, National Squirrel Day, we feature Craig Newmark and squirrelly citizen science. | SciStarter Blog

On this, National Squirrel Day, we feature Craig Newmark and squirrelly citizen science. | SciStarter Blog | Amateur and Citizen Science | Scoop.it
Covering the people, projects, and phenomena of citizen science (On this, National Squirrel Day, we feature Craig Newmark and squirrelly citizen science.
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Senator Asks For Proof Of Evolution, Discovers He Doesn't Actually Understand What It Is

Senator Asks For Proof Of Evolution, Discovers He Doesn't Actually Understand What It Is | Amateur and Citizen Science | Scoop.it
I don't think that word means what you think it means. (A senator on a science education committee fails a science test at a science hearing.
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OpenScientist: The Levels of Citizen Science Involvement - Part 2

OpenScientist: The Levels of Citizen Science Involvement - Part 2 | Amateur and Citizen Science | Scoop.it
Monday night I posted a well-received article on the types and levels of citizen science projects. It my highest rated post ever (thank you everyone!). It also let me combine much of the citizen science data I've collected over the ...
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