Some Thoughts on “Citizen Science” and KIC-8462852

Citizen science is also known as crowd science, crowd-sourced science, civic science, volunteer monitoring or networked science. It is scientific research conducted, in whole or in part, by amateur or nonprofessional scientists. Citizen science is sometimes described as “public participation in scientific research”, participatory monitoring or participatory action research. In his Republic, Book Book VIII, … More Some Thoughts on “Citizen Science” and KIC-8462852

And EPIC-204278916 Makes Two – ‘Dyson Sphere’ Stars

EPIC-204278916 makes two, ‘Dyson Sphere’ stars that is. Hot off the press, right on the heels of reports that KIC-8462852 is getting weirder, to borrow a phrase from some, we have yet another ‘Dyson Sphere’ candidate. What is it with this hype? Is the universe that boring that we have to invent these ridiculous ideas … More And EPIC-204278916 Makes Two – ‘Dyson Sphere’ Stars