3 new-school ways to support cool science research

In Ye Olden Days, moneyed arts and science enthusiasts patronized their favorite thinkers. But these days, you don’t have to be rich to support the search for rare ants, new particles, or innovative drug therapies.

In a recent talk, Reddit’s superstar scientist Ben “Unidan" Eisenkop explains how to support new science online. He recommends: 

  • #SciFund Challenge, a month-long crowdfunding extravaganza. You’ll find research projects to better understand what sharks eat; a hunt for wild seahorses; a study into technology and memory; and more.

  • Experiment.com, which is like Kickstarter for science. They have some cool features, like curated collections from research institutions and sections highlighting different branches of science.

  • Petridish, another rad crowdfunding site. One recent project explored ways to sustainably grow coffee beans AND provide habitats for migratory birds.  

Give it a try and watch his talk at TEDxBinghamtonUniversity »

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