It seemed like a case of perceptual vigilance, where suddenly the cool thing you just learned about appears to be everywhere. From a Wikipedia article on pollination to a widely-read Wired Science story on bats,
When Mary Ruckelshaus, managing director for the Natural Capital Project, began her career as a biologist more than 20 years ago she would arrive at Washington’s San Juan Islands in the middle of the night.
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
The wind was whipping as we stood on a ridge two thousand feet over Stanford University, fiddling with video equipment and preparing to talk environmental conservation with an economist. Julia, my partner in this experiment,