I am not a scientist, but I got to play one today, and it’s all because UC Berkeley is overrun with bugs.
Well, their museum of natural history is.
They have over six million insects that have to be catalogued, and they have asked for our help, so if you want to be a scientist, this is your chance to do it from your computer. They have assigned a code to each picture of the insect. What they would like us to do is to type information from the picture into their database.
Check out this web article for information about the Calbug project. Hope you have some time to help. –R