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Eureka moments in science

Nature's Secrets by CanopyMeg

Imagination is more important than knowledge. — Albert Einstein
Olympians aim for gold medals; pro football teams strive to win the Super Bowl; some physical and medical science disciplines compete for Nobel Prizes; and actors aspire for Academy Awards. But what are the metrics of success for natural

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Climate change puts moves on coffee growers

Dr. Lowman’s latest Nature’s Secrets column in newsobserver.com:
Coffee, java, morning Joe, black wine, jolt juice, espresso, cappuccino. … A cup of coffee has inspired business deals, exam-preparation, student all-nighters, real estate transactions, truck-driving, dating, and diplomacy. It represents a daily ritual for millions of Americans. Imagine a world

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Climate is overheating for thrush

Dr. Lowman’s latest Nature’s Secrets column in newsobserver.com:
North of Stowe, Vt., along some steep mountain trails of Mount Mansfield, is a two-decade-long research site investigating the impacts of climate change on songbirds. Not surprisingly, the ornithologists leading this project have documented birds shifting uphill to escape increasingly

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For scientists, it’s the ‘eureka moment’

Dr. Lowman’s latest Nature’s Secrets column in newsobserver.com:

Olympians aim for gold medals; pro football teams strive to win the Super Bowl; actors aspire for Oscars. But what are the metrics of success for natural scientists? They are often defined as personal “eureka moments” after decades of field

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View from the Top – Interview with Margaret Lowman in Nature India

From June 2012 Nature India:
American tree top specialist Margaret Lowman, on a scholarship to India, is hoping to build canopy walkways here. Her aim: using ecotourism to boost conservation. Vijaysree Venkatraman chats up the canopy scientist nicknamed “Einstein of the Treetops”.

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Eat healthy and happy: Discover the ‘super grain’

Dr. Lowman’s latest Nature’s Secrets column in newsobserver.com:
It has become an onerous challenge to eat healthy and with a clear conscience. Fish is either endangered or overdosed with mercury, not to mention the ethical issues associated with harvest techniques. Beef and milk are laced with antibiotics, and

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Natural capitalism is priceless

Dr. Lowman’s latest Nature’s Secrets column in newsobserver.com:
As a child, I never dreamed that someday I would buy a bottle of water in an airport. What commodities will be marketed next? Fresh air? Aerated soil?
Natural products obtained without monetary costs from healthy ecosystems are part of a

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‘Lorax’ has important message

Dr. Lowman’s latest Nature’s Secrets column in newsobserver.com:
The recent film “The Lorax” provides a whimsical way to learn an important message about the science of sustainability.
Simply stated, humans need forests to live, and the entire planet needs forests for global health. Forests provide humans with a multitude

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We are what we eat, so try these healthy tips

Dr. Lowman’s latest Nature’s Secrets column in newsobserver.com:
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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Environmental youth leaders come to Raleigh

Dr. Lowman’s latest Nature’s Secrets column in newsobserver.com:
What do a young Philippine clothing designer, an American social networker, an Indian medic, an Ethiopian teacher and a Nigerian farmer have in common?
They are all winners of the first-ever Rolex Young Laureates Awards for Enterprise (http://young.rolexawards.com). Though best known

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