245 articles from WEDNESDAY 8.7.2020

NeMO-Net Citizen Science Project Gets a 4.9 Star Rating

Users have submitted over 56K classifications of coral at the new, highly rated, NeMO-Net app. NASA's new citizen science project, NeMO-Net is making waves! NeMO-Net is a game where players help NASA classify coral reefs by painting 3D and 2D images of coral. Players embark on a virtual research vessel and travel the oceans by analyzing actual images of corals on the sea floor. As you...

Indigenous Americans had contact with Polynesians 800 years ago, DNA reveals

Study shows groups crossed vast ocean in about the year 1200 Proof of encounter found in DNA of present-day populations Indigenous Americans and Polynesians bridged vast expanses of open ocean around the year 1200 and mingled, leaving incontrovertible proof of their encounter in the DNA of present-day populations, new studies have revealed.Whether peoples from what is today Colombia or Ecuador...