Have you heard about the awesome ways in which people can get involved in scientific research? Projects like Fold.it, COASST and Whale.fm are only a few of the examples of the burgeoning opportunities under the term “public participation in scientific research” (or PPSR or citizen science). A conference devoted to this topic took place in Portland at the beginning of the month and it was a huge success. Want more? Check out this whole magazine full of stories and insights about PPSR. Then get out there and explore your world! Happy Friday!