Tate Williams

Science & Environment

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This Week in Science Funding: Google is everywhere! Plus New Friends and Foes of Climate Change

A digest of science and environment news, originally published on Inside Philanthropy. This round, Google and more Google! Donors pick sides on climate change. Also the winners of the preeminent mathematics prize. I blog about the latest in funding for research, science education, [...]

September 3, 2014 Science & Environment
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An Ambitious Plan to Make Cities Stronger

Originally published at Inside Philanthropy, July 30, 2014. The Rockefeller Foundation believes there are some core traits cities can enhance to be prepared for looming disaster, and it’s in the process of investing $100 million directly into city governments to build [...]

August 4, 2014 Science & Environment
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This Week in Science Funding: Schizophrenia and Reclaiming Rat Island

A digest of science and environment news, originally published on Inside Philanthropy. This week, eradication of rats on tropical islands, a war on animal abuse, and a historic boost to mental health research. I blog about the latest in funding for research, science [...]

August 4, 2014 Science & Environment
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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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Hewlett is Spending Big to Defend EPA Carbon Limits

Originally published at Inside Philanthropy on July 18, 2014. The EPA’s proposal to slash emissions from coal plants has climate activists feeling uncharacteristically optimistic. It’s also likely going to draw more fire than the Obama administration has seen since the [...]

July 21, 2014 Science & Environment
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Blue Ant > Surveillance Armor, or The Ugliest T-Shirt in the World

Surveillance is a part of how we live now, and how we respond to that runs throughout the Blue Ant trilogy. The books are laced with true developments like widespread CCTV, drone surveillance, and computer spying. Like Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother, Zero History traffics in crafty ways [...]

July 4, 2014 Science & Environment
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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