Until recently the Zooniverse app, which is available for Android and iOS, could only handle very simple Citizen Science projects requiring a simple yes/no. They have just updated the app so it can handle multi-answer questions, which is what BashTheBug needs, so we are testing BashTheBug on mobile devices and would love your thoughts and […]
Our second calendar year and it has been a busy one. Highlights of the year include reaching a million classifications! meeting a volunteer for the first time having our logo crocheted being inspiration for some textiles appearing on an Oxford Sparks podcast featuring in the Bacterial World exhibition at the Oxford Museum of Natural History […]
BashTheBug is a small part of the new exhibition, Bacterial World, at the Museum of Natural History, University of Oxford which was launched a week ago on Friday 19 October and runs until 28 May 2019.
Gemma Hall has crocheted a woolly bug in the process of being bashed! Love it. If anyone wants to craft any bugs, whether being bashed or not, we’d be very happy to post images and Tweet about it!
Thanks to the hard work and persistence of all our volunteer scientists, BashTheBug reached one million classifications around noon on Tuesday 2 October!
In total, we’ve done 974,283 classifications. Which means ONE MILLION isn’t too far away.
Two weeks ago exactly, I posted a small update on how we were doing; how classifications had been done by our volunteers etc. Then three days later, on Thu 9 August, the Zooniverse team sent a short email about BashTheBug to all the registered Zooniverse users.
Until now we have simply sent all the images of each M. tuberculosis sample growing on each and every of the 14 antibiotics out to be classified by the citizen scientists. A while ago we realised that some images are “easy” in the sense that all the volunteers we show it to all give exactly the […]
It has been a while since I updated everyone on how BashTheBug is going.
If you want to know about how BashTheBug is helping tackle tuberculosis and fits into the international CRyPTIC research project, listen to this podcast by OxfordSparks where you can hear interviews with Philip Fowler as well as the leading BashTheBug volunteer, ElisabethB.