Tate Williams

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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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Blue Ant > Origins of the Gabble Ratchets

Originally on Blue Ant blog. Gabriel Hounds is a brand of jeans in the same sense that Zero History is a book about fashion. Both statements are technically accurate, but only as a gateway to something…slippery. In Gibson’s 2010 novel, the Gabriel [...]

June 9, 2014 Arts & Culture, Geek
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New Stanford Center Using Meta-Research to Clean Up Shoddy Science

Originally published on Inside Philanthropy May 16, 2014. In 2005, epidemiologist John Ioannidis shook up the scientific community, calling out a crisis of statistical weakness in research with his paper titled “Why most published research findings are false.” [...]

May 20, 2014 Science & Environment
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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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From the Industrial Revolution to Modern Housing: Adaptive Reuse of Factories in Lowell, MA

Originally published on Curbed National, April 18, 2014. |  The Boott Mills complex stretches along the Merrimack River like a fortress, a 179-year-old set of connected brick buildings that once housed roaring hydroelectric textile factories in the heart of Lowell, Mass. [...]

May 4, 2014 Arts & Culture, Portfolio
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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
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Uber is Driving Us to Thunderdome

Originally published at Futures Exchange. There are few things more satisfying than watching new technology and creative people conquer entrenched industries. Whether it’s Etsy, Zipcar, Airbnb, Napster, you name it. There is something deeply appealing about seeing an underdog make a [...]

March 16, 2014 Geek, Science & Environment
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Modifying Nature (Humans Included) To Save It

Originally published on Futures Exchange. | Imaginative minds are exploring some strange and audacious solutions to our worst environmental problems. [...]

December 22, 2013 Portfolio, Science & Environment
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Best Music of 2013

When I look back at my 2012 list, and how great that year in music was, it’s probably not surprising that 2013 seemed to be a year of disappointments. That’s not to say it was a year of bad music. [...]

December 22, 2013 Arts & Culture, Blog