In recent years, a number of scientists have turned to big crowdfunding platforms like Indiegogo and smaller, science-specific ones. On Experiment.com, for example, 150 research projects have received funding so far. In that regard, Uwingu is on to something. It has already granted more than $50,000 to the International Dark Sky Association, Galileo Teacher Training Program, and Explore Mars, among others. But as helpful as Uwingu can be to science, it’s also a threat.