I was working on my AP Biology homework, and the professor in the video I was watching mentioned the game FoldIt allows gamers to conduct important research in science.
According to The Guardian
In 2011, people playing Foldit, an online puzzle game about protein folding, resolved the structure of an enzyme that causes an Aids-like disease in monkeys. Researchers had been working on the problem for 13 years. The gamers solved it in three weeks.
A year later, people playing an astronomy game called Planet Hunters found a curious planet with four stars in its system, and to date, they've discovered 40 planets that could potentially support life, all of which had been previously missed by professional astronomers.
Here are some cool games that people can play that help further scientific research: