The Popular Crowd

Some younger scientists are having trouble getting funding for their research through traditional means, so they are increasingly turning to crowdfunding, says Kelly Slivka at The New York Times' Green blog. Websites like Kickstarter have been popular, but there are also platforms like SciFund Challenge that are specifically dedicated to scientific research.

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