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Best Music of 2016!

What a year, what a year of music. There were drone attacks, midnight surprise drops, the 1990s, earthquakes, tsunamis, low-flying panic attacks. [...]

December 30, 2016 Arts & Culture, Uncategorized
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Washed Away

Beneath the water lie memories of vibrant villages. | Originally published in The Magazine, September 11, 2014. [...]

December 3, 2014 Portfolio, Science & Environment, Uncategorized
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Busting the Silos of the Left: An Interview with the Compton Foundation

Originally published at Inside Philanthropy, August 20, 2014. The Compton Foundation is a relatively small, progressive funder that’s been taking on some of the world’s largest problems since the 1940s. But three years ago, it turned its approach to giving [...]

September 3, 2014 Uncategorized
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The Quest to Link Up Large-Scale Brain Research

Originally published on Inside Philanthropy, August 8, 2014. The problem of neuroscience has rapidly been shifting from not enough information, to more than we know what to do with, or at least can handle collectively. Some major funders hope to [...]

August 11, 2014 Uncategorized
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A Database for Disaster

Originally published at Inside Philanthropy, July 21, 2014. The Rockefeller Foundation is one of the most active funders working in the field of “resilience,” the capacity of communities to survive and adapt amid rapid change. One ongoing project it just [...]

July 21, 2014 Science & Environment, Uncategorized
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The Week in Science Funding: Maple Syrup, Data-Fueled Biology, and Frack U.

A digest of science and environment news, originally published on Inside Philanthropy. This week, both data-fueled biology and materials science get a boost, and one North Dakota university is making fast friends with the fracking industry. I blog about the latest in funding [...]

July 14, 2014 Uncategorized
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The Week in Science Funding: The Science of Swarms, Grassfed Beef and the Getty Curse Broken

A digest of science and environment news, originally published on Inside Philanthropy. This week, an experiment in sustainable agriculture, the math behind giant swarms of locusts, and an oil company heiress funding ocean protection. [...]

June 10, 2014 Science & Environment, Uncategorized
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The Week in Science Funding: Prepping for Doom and Scar-Free Healing

A digest of science and environment news, originally published on Inside Philanthropy. China’s new billionaires take on the pollution crisis, researchers look to a rare mouse for healing powers, and more bracing for climate change. [...]

May 13, 2014 Science & Environment, Uncategorized
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The Week in Science Funding: Fracking, Human Behavior and Prepping for Climate Change

A weekly digest of science and environment news, originally published on Inside Philanthropy. A big week for environment funding, including a family foundation battling fracking, and a Detroit-based program bracing for the impacts of climate change. [...]

May 6, 2014 Science & Environment, Uncategorized
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The Week In Science Funding

A weekly digest of science and environment news, originally published on Inside Philanthropy. This week, data science, fracking and the science behind self control. [...]

April 21, 2014 Science & Environment, Uncategorized, Writing