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An analysis of the multi-touch interface for the citizen science video game Foldit, comparing multi-touch and mouse interfaces in a 41-subject user study, indicates that for tasks involving guided movement, subjects using the multi-touch interface completed tasks more accurately.

17/01/2019

This paper compares the practices of one particular online creative community (webcomics) with current practices in citizen science, showing how each are engaging with digital technologies in different ways to complicate and blur the professional-amateur divide.

17/01/2019

Identifying private gardens in the U.K. as key sites of environmental engagement, authors look at how a longer-term online citizen science programme facilitate the development of new attachments of nature, renewed interest in wildlife, friendly gardening practices and attitudinal shifts.

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This paper presents the first study ever conducted on the profile of visitors to the Museum of Human Evolution of Burgos, which exhibits the finds of the Atapuerca archaeo-paleontological sites. Findings reveal a positive perception of the museum and are placed in the context of similar research.

16/10/2018

Should scientists and science educators stress the scientific consensus when engaging with the lay population across a wide variety of mediums, including debates? “Results indicate that it is possible to influence individuals exposed to these debate segments, but the effects are issue-contingent.”

01/10/2018

Results of this study indicate that Dutch public Attitudes toward GM applications are best predicted by both the attitude toward science and technology and three trust measures. “Overall, psychological variables seem better predictors than demographics”.

17/09/2018

This paper focusses on the sense making and use of science by environmental activists: how they evaluate the relevance of science for their work, which structures and processes they apply to make sense of science, and how they use science related information to make their voices heard.

10/09/2018

Is science communication research becoming a research field in its own right? Employing a co-citation analysis of scholarly publications from 1996 to 2015, authors assess to what extent a coherent communication network exists, suggesting an increasing emancipation of the field.

06/08/2018

This paper provides a comparison of the more common research process involving public research funding with science crowdfunding. Authors suggest that science crowdfunding can be successfully used to generate “crowd-supported science” by means of this Crowd Community.

30/07/2018

The National Center for Science Education's Science Booster Club Program piloted a no-conflict approach to free, informal science activities focused on climate change or evolution. In the participating communities science literacy increased over time as did community engagement.

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