With the privatization of research findings, discoveries and knowledge become industrial secrets, unavailable to Canadians who have paid for it, and lost to other scientists.
Corporations operate on a quarterly timeline. Science operates on a generational timeline. Theories, hypotheses, insights and discoveries feed into and build on each other, over time.
What are the differences and the similarities between citizen science and citizen journalism?
Why is big data important and how can citizen science can make data accessible and understandable to the general public?
Scientists have access to more information than ever before -- they need your help to sort it. The latest in our series on Citizen Science.
This is the latest indication of the Harper government's near hostility to science, especially when that science contradicts its ideology.
Citizen science is a growing movement that's joining professional scientists with regular people around the world.
While citizen science may not be equal to the work done in labs, professionals are working to design projects that still produce valuable scientific data, especially in the field of medical science.
While the 'muzzling' of Canadian government scientists is worrying to some democracy advocates, citizen science activism is one movement that is providing greater transparency.
The latest in our special series: find out how citizen science solved the mystery of the missing monarchs. (Photo: stinkenroboter / flickr)