The Right Question

In training to be a journalist, the first lesson I learned was how to ask the right questions so you can get meaningful answers. Researchers also understand this. From the laboratory to the field, starting with a clear question is critical to reaching a useful answer. The other half of this equation is to create …

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Stress Wood

In Biosphere 2, a closed ecosystem experiment that was tried in Arizona, the trees that grew inside this giant greenhouse-like structure were weak because they were never exposed to wind and so didn’t develop the stronger “stress wood” needed to help them grow to old age. In this same way, you need the stress of …

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