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‘Dataraising’ – when you’re asked to chip in with data instead...

Lucy Bernholz, Stanford University Fundraising appeals are part of everyday life, both online and off. Requests for financial donations arrive by snail mail, email, social...

What’s the record for how long it’s ever rained without stopping?

Lynn McMurdie, University of Washington and Joe Boomgard-Zagrodnik, Washington State University Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have...

Citizen scientists are filling research gaps created by the pandemic

Theresa Crimmins, University of Arizona; Erin Posthumus, University of Arizona, and Kathleen Prudic, University of Arizona The rapid spread...

Cities can help migrating birds on their way by planting more...

Frank La Sorte, Cornell University Millions of birds travel between their breeding and wintering grounds during spring and autumn migration, creating one of the greatest...

How do archaeologists know where to dig?

Gabriel D. Wrobel, Michigan State University and Stacey Camp, Michigan State University National Geographic magazines and Indiana Jones movies might have you picturing archaeologists excavating...

Want to teach kids about nature? Insects can help

Akito Y. Kawahara, University of Florida and Megan Ennes, University of Florida Insects are everywhere – in backyards, balconies and the park down the street. In...

Spring is arriving earlier across the US, and that’s not always...

Theresa Crimmins, University of Arizona Across much of the United States, a warming climate has advanced the arrival of spring. This year is no exception....

It’s OK to feed wild birds – here are some tips...

Julian Avery, Pennsylvania State University Millions of Americans enjoy feeding and watching backyard birds. Many people make a point of putting food out in winter,...

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Drink problems at work got much worse during the pandemic –...

Ian Hamilton, University of York and Lisa Rodgers, University of Leicester The Downing Street “partygate” scandal has shown how...