Soothplayers takes the idea of citizen science in a new, and we think, interesting direction, leveraging the fact that people love to make and read predictions to get them to spend more time learning science.
The concept: Each week, a series of "challenges" is posted on the site, i.e. multiple choice questions asking users to make small predictions about the future in a variety of scientific categories (e.g. environment, space, technology, biology, physics, commerce).
. How many category 4 or higher hurricanes will reach US shores this year? (none, 1-2, 3-4, 5 or more)
How many different kinds of animals will be cloned in the next twelve months?
Will the Dow Jones industrial average be above or below 7,000 six months from now?
These predictions are stored, and when the answers to each