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Changing the locks

TL;DR version: we’re going to be emailing out new login information to everyone. This is part of migrating to a more secure login system. Expect to receive the email in the next few days. Several weeks ago, we had some evil doers hack into various parts of our site. Thanks to having our database on […]

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by aa o'carroll

Of Hackers and Versioning Issues

There are few things I hate more than looking at my binging phone and seeing an alert from Pingdom. We use this service to constantly monitor our servers and let us know immediately within 5-minutes when something goes wrong. This month we’ve gotten 5 alerts, compared to our normal zero. For some things, zero is […]

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credit: Colleen Morgan

Announcing Cycle 1 Request for Research Grant Proposals

Scientists, are you ready to apply for funding? We are pleased to announce our first request for proposals for CosmoQuest’s Citizen┬áScience Research Grant program. Recipients will work with CosmoQuest staff to have a custom citizen science portal (and all related materials!) created for their science project. They will also receive up to US$55,000 a year […]

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We all lie in the gutter

One oft seen quote is, “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars” (Oscar Wilde*). This quote is a reminder that we are all equal and we are all in the mire of life, but we can – sometimes – look beyond the mire of our reality and […]

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