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Scientists’ Costumes, Missing Oil and Amphibian Quest

Also in our best of the web: Swim through oceans at your desk, Google Maps takes you inside Jane Goodall’s house, and 10 reasons bats are cooler than you think.

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Citizen Science Tuesday: Bat Detective

This Halloween: Where can you hear a sound that most people never hear, teach computers a lesson & improve scientific data on vulnerable bats? Try Bat Detective!

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Lek at This, Billboard Fins and Shrinking Goats

Also in our best of the web: “bottling” the sun, fall foliage changes with the climate, California drought hits pumpkins and solar lights up Georgia.

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Citizen Science Tuesday: Monarchs Journey North

Why do monarchs migrate? How do they know when to go to Mexico? How do they know where to fly? Citizen Scientists are finding the answers on Journey North.

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I Am Dolphin, Vulture Restaurants and Climate-Smart Military

Also in our best of the web: worst case sea level rise, a reason to love power lines, why scientists do what they do and 3D printing goes solar.

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Citizen Science Tuesday: Wildlife CSI

How does the local wildlife behave around the compost heap? Wildlife CSI is on the case. Join a crack team of sleuths that includes crowbots. Yes, crowbots.

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Know Thy Corvids, Salmon Saver and Garlic Cures Trees

Also in our best of the web: Jon Stewart puts climate change at the top of the threat list, when black bears roamed Manhattan, how 5 flyers flap and a world without chocolate.

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Citizen Science Tuesday: Microplastics Project

Have you heard of microplastics? Every time you wash your clothes, you release 2,000 into the water system. But now you can help—as a citizen scientist.

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Octopus Cannibals, Cheetah Apocrypha and Antarctic Gravity

Also in our best of the web: 5 ways to stop wildlife decline, Australian heat wave linked to climate change. Steven Pinker on style & coming out as a scientist.

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Citizen Science Tuesday: Victorian Malleefowl Recovery Group

Ever heard of a malleefowl? You’ll never forget it after reading about their big feet, huge nests, and chicks born fully feathered that can fly within 24 hours.

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Citizen Science Tuesday: Penguin Watch

Contribute to science by looking at photos of adorable penguins, seriously. Give Penguin Watch a chance.

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Citizen Science Tuesday: Floating Forests

You could contribute to citizen science that protects an entire ocean ecosystem without traveling or learning to dive. Try Floating Forests online.

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Schaefer Prairie Preserve Citizen Science

Would you like to learn about the plants and wildlife of an eastern tallgrass prairie, while contributing to science? Visit Schaefer Prairie Preserve!

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Marmoset Mimicry, Teaching Fish to Walk, and Beetles Invasion

Also in our best of the web: remembering Martha, citizen scientists everywhere, a blueprint for climate cooperation and where to build roads.

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Citizen Science Tuesday: SEANET

Today’s citizen science: Survey Atlantic beaches to help sea bird conservation with SEANET.

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Salmon Cam Returns

We’re pleased to return Salmon Cam, a live view of spawning Chinook and coho salmon and steelhead trout.

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