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  1. If you aren't busy enough ID'ing your photos here and want a little distraction for a good cause (a number of good causes actually) - I found a neat web site that harnesses crowd sourcing for the benefit of science. There's everything from biology to astronomy (you can help find new planets!) and physics to literature that you can contribute to easily. They let you work without bothering to make an account - but the sign up is pretty painless and will allow them to credit you if they find something really cool. Most of the activities are relatively simple - though some of the telescope imagery ones are bit more complex for someone like me who doesn't have much astronomy knowledge. The wildlife cams are fun and have built in lists to pick from, so the ID'ing isn't too difficult. They physics tasks I've tried have mostly been about pattern recognition - easy even if you don't have any clue about the study subject.
    Zooniverse
    https://www.zooniverse.org/projects?status=live
    Replied 2 years ago, modified 2 years ago
  2. Heh Morpheme - that sounds really cool, especially the wildlife cams. I currently go in and check out Africam just for fun, but recording the species I see would be great fun! A few years ago there was an underwater wildlife cam on a coral reef in the Caribbean Sea. Unfortunately it was discontinued after a short time, probably because it was too much hassle to maintain it. It was great fun while it was operating because it often had different fish or other creatures. Replied 2 years ago

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