Science, Upstream: The maternity shuffle

The Cure by Deb ~*~, http://www.flickr.com/photos/ftwdeb/2813891666/

A little more than a month ago, I was listening in on a Natural Capital Project marine team conference call when Anne Guerry, the lead scientist facilitating discussion, made an offhand comment about the group’s “maternity leave shuffle.”

Jodie Toft, …

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Science, Upstream: On board games and resource management

Presencia sagrada en las alturas by Aztlek, http://www.flickr.com/photos/aztlek/3377493789/

The hexagonal world of Die Siedler von Catan, with its little wooden cities and its alluring rock quarries and wheat fields, first appeared on my radar in 2006, when I was a senior in college.  Since then, the English version …

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Science, Upstream: Balancing Trust in Embedded Journalism

Vancouver Island Pacific Rim by backpackphotography, http://www.flickr.com/photos/backpackphotography/460766868/

I’ve always been fascinated by the social dynamics of staff meetings – the little affirmations, both spoken and gestural, that build conversational momentum; the inevitable off-key comments that bring it all crashing down; the subtle maneuvering, by the natural diplomats …

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