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A fun game, plus science advancement. Madde/YouTube

Play video games, advance science

We recently set up a Foldit competition between gamers, undergraduate students and professional scientists. The winner might surprise you – and offer important possibilities for scientific research.
Painting gamers as “exotic others” is one of three main tropes used in the media. Jim D

‘Gamers’ tag is a poor fit, whichever way you Foldit

The phrases “real world scientific progress” and “the power of online games” are strange bedfellows. Yet surprisingly, they found themselves thrust together in the media last week due to the publication…

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