The Zooniverse enables everyone to take part in real cutting edge research in many fields across the sciences, humanities, and more. The Zooniverse creates opportunities for you to unlock answers and contribute to real discoveries. There are dozens of interesting projects here that just need lots of eyeballs to complete!

There are transcription projects where you can help transcribe handwritten notes, such as the American soldier surveys of World War II (get a real, personal look at what it was like to be a soldier in 1940s America).

If you are interested in biology, there are thousands of hours of trail cam video, divided up into short segments, where your job is to record the animals you see. Don't worry - there are nifty guides that you can easily access so you can identify the critters. Many of the cameras are set up along trails or at water holes; those in Africa, including some night projects, are really fascinating.

If you enjoy looking up, you can look at photos collected from telescopes around the world. Your task may be to count stars, or watch for comets, or many other things. There are other projects related to the arts, to history and preservation, to other aspects of biology. All the training you need is provided. Don't worry about making a mistake - most of the projects put the same info out there so that several viewers will look at it - sort of crowd-sourcing for science. Go poke around - you will undoubtedly find something that interests you while you help researchers get the work done. It's a blast, and is a much more meaningful way to lose a couple of hours that playing Candy Crush!