Your DGB for today is to find your new favorite way to geek out on science and become a citizen scientist.
One DGB staffer, who also happens to also be a redhead like the host, has recently become obsessed with the Ologies podcast by Alie Ward. https://www.alieward.com/ologies/ It’s super funny, chock full of random facts, and pretty much everything we could want in a science podcast, and I bet you didn’t even know you were looking for a science podcast. Recently, Alie and a guest discussed being citizen scientists, which DGB has tackled before: https://www.dailygrabback.com/todays-grab-1/2016/12/20/become-a-citizen-scientist-with-crowd-sourced-research and we wanted to remind you guys to get involved with the sciences at home because, Lord knows, the White House isn’t passing along the funding for it.
Some cool projects we’re currently loving are as follows:
https://www.galaxyzoo.org - almost no one has seen these images of space you’re about to see and you get to help categorize them. Some people have even had cool and unusual stuff named after them. We’re obsessed.
https://www.bumblebeewatch.org DGB staffers have a slight fixation with bees. You can help track different kinds of bumblebees and let others know when you see rare and endangered species.
https://www.operationwardiary.org/?_ga=2.89638107.1508757513.1515471804-167214861.1515471804 Help annotate diaries from the First World War. You can help preserve world history and perhaps even connect someone to their family story.
Need some more ideas? Check here: https://www.zooniverse.org/projects?page=2&status=live and find a project that interests you and spend the new year enriching your life and the lives of others.