Tate Williams

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The Week in Science Funding: Lions, Coding and Economic Catastrophe

A digest of science and environment news, originally published on Inside Philanthropy. This week, five math rock stars, a school with lions in its backyard, and an economic red alert about climate change. I blog about the latest in funding for research, science education, [...]

June 30, 2014 Science & Environment
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The Week in Science Funding: Snakes, Diabetes and Marine Microbes

A digest of science and environment news, originally published on Inside Philanthropy. This week, a research heavyweight delves into ocean ecosystems, and two funders send a flurry of awards to 48 researchers and 54 green projects.  I blog about the latest in funding [...]

June 23, 2014 Science & Environment
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High-Powered Imaging Center Peers Deep Into Cells

Originally published on Inside Philanthropy, June 18, 2014. Remember that kid on the block who always had the coolest toys the day they came out? Well, when it comes to imaging tools in life science research, having those toys can [...]

June 23, 2014 Science & Environment
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The Week in Science Funding: Putting Personal Data to Use and a Climate Showdown

A digest of science and environment news, originally published on Inside Philanthropy. This week, putting Fitbit data to good use, and a political showdown that ended with a climate emergency fund.  [...]

June 16, 2014 Science & Environment
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In the Garden Cemetery: The Revival of America’s First Urban Parks

First published in American Forests magazine spring/summer 2014. |  In the 1820s, America’s cities had a problem: People kept dying, and church burial grounds were filling up. [...]

June 16, 2014 Arts & Culture, Portfolio
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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