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Making an Impact as a Citizen Scientist

We think of scientists as needing a lot of training before we can trust their findings. But for centuries, citizen scientists, not scientists by trade, have made some of the biggest discoveries. We talk to two experts about the need for average citizens to be the eyes and ears of big data collecting projects.

Author Jack London’s Writings and Social Activism

Jack London is known for his rip-roaring adventure books, but he was also a social activist. We discover how London’s own journey informed his writing, and how his books and stories reflect the plight of exploited workers and impoverished women and children.