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We are what we eat, so try these healthy tips

Dr. Lowman’s latest Nature’s Secrets column in
Thanks to first lady Michelle Obama’s healthy-eating campaign, and to a number of recent medical reports, Americans are looking more closely at their diets. Most countries have evolved a cuisine over many centuries based on their environment and culture. The

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Clothing the Daily Planet with Continents

Clothing the Daily Planet with Continents at the Nature Research Center. Great photos by friend, Pam Hopkins:

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Superman and science converge in North Carolina

From Winston-Salem Journal:
As a child, I loved the natural world. Maybe it had something to do with growing up in a small town where there were no distractions of big-city lights. Maybe the change of seasons with its foliage colors seduced me. Maybe it was because nature

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Scientist Margaret Lowman’s profile rises as head of the new N.C. Nature Research Center

Margaret Lowman’s office is the top of a tree. It’s not her only one – she also has a office with a desk at the Nature Research Center, where she serves as director. But her job is different from most museum-director positions, in that she’ll do

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The Clock is Ticking: Countdown to the Opening of the Nature Research Center Begins


“Raleigh’s New World” highlights 24 Days of Deals and a Trip to the Amazon in celebration of the opening of The Nature Research Center, an innovative 80,000-square-foot wing of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. This new museum will bring research scientists and their work

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“Science Comedian” Brian Malow joins NC Museum of Natural Sciences

From PLoS Blogs:
RALEIGH, NC – Although it’s personal day job news, I’m certain this announcement will be of interest to all of our PLoS readers and others in the science communications community.
Brian Malow, Earth’s Premier Science Comedian, has been named Curator of the SECU Daily Planet at the new Nature Research

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Social science

The N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences’ Nature Research Center will bring science, and NC State expertise, to the public in some exciting new ways.
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Wildlife from a new perspective

From Winston Salem-Journal:
Meg Lowman has found that one way to stir interest in the new wing at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences is to hang out up in the trees.
Lowman was doing just that Wednesday on the campus of Salem College, dangling in a harness affixed

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Students learn hands-on lessons about trees on Palace grounds

From Sun Journal:
Meg Lowman, director of the Nature Resource Center — the new wing of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, is traveling across the state this week, meeting with different school groups to raise awareness about the 24-hour opening of the new wing April 20-21.

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24 Questions with NRC Director Dr. Meg Lowman

Visit Raleigh, the official blog of the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau, interviewed Dr. Lowman asking her 24 questions. Read it here.

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