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Announcing Words for Nerds, a New Game from The Scientist
Like playing Wordle? You’ll love Words for Nerds, which centers on scientific jargon and will challenge your brain every day.
Announcing Words for Nerds, a New Game from The Scientist
Announcing Words for Nerds, a New Game from The Scientist

Like playing Wordle? You’ll love Words for Nerds, which centers on scientific jargon and will challenge your brain every day.

Like playing Wordle? You’ll love Words for Nerds, which centers on scientific jargon and will challenge your brain every day.

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What a Video Game Can Reveal About Monkeys’ Minds
Shawna Williams | Apr 1, 2021 | 5 min read
Researchers find that the animals can account for others’ behavior and circumstances in their strategies.
Scientists Use Online Game to Research COVID-19 Treatment
Emma Yasinski | Mar 9, 2020 | 3 min read
The creativity of citizen scientists could help researchers design proteins that may be able to fight the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Simulating Scientific Sabotage, For Fun
Tracy Vence | Jan 29, 2016 | 2 min read
With a card game, researchers make light of the “wacky aspects of scientific research.”
The Crowd Takes On the Computer
Kerry Grens | May 1, 2014 | 4 min read
Gangs of nonexperts are outperforming science’s best efforts at automating biological problem solving.
Gamers Solve RNA Structures
Abby Olena, PhD | Jan 28, 2014 | 2 min read
An online competition gives citizen scientists a chance to design RNA molecules to generate a target structure.
Gaming with Autism
Micah Mazurek | Jan 1, 2013 | 3 min read
Screen-based technologies show promise for autism intervention—but research is still needed to evaluate both the benefits and the possible negative effects.
Games for Science
The Scientist Staff | Jan 1, 2013 | 10+ min read
Scientists are using video games to tap the collective intelligence of people around the world, while doctors and educators are turning to games to treat and teach.
Playing With Ecology
Hayley Dunning | Jul 12, 2012 | 2 min read
A card game based on interacting species aims to get children interested in real plants and animals.
Video Gamers Help Solve Disease
Jef Akst | Dec 20, 2011 | 1 min read
The collective intelligence of thousands of video game players is helping researchers understand the regulation of more than 500 different disease genes.
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