Enter the citizen scientists

19 January 2016 - 02:25
By Katharine Child

More and more scientists are relying on the untrained eye of the public to make scientific discoveries. This is according to a study published last week in Plos that tracked the man-in-the-street's contribution to science. South Africans are part of this growing field of "citizen scientists", who discover new species of insects and record meteors.

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