Heart of a Whale

  Be still, my beating heart!   This is Sandra Tsing Loh with The Loh Down on Science.   Healthy human heart rates range from about sixty to one hundred beats per minute. Too slow or too fast – we feel lightheaded and weak. How about blue whales? They are

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Fearless Gut

  Should I follow my brain or my heart? How about my gut?!   This is Sandra Tsing Loh with The Loh Down on Science.   Our guts are filled with microbiomes made of viruses, bacteria, and fungi. These microorganisms have a HUGE impact on our health. Even small changes

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Spider Stitches

  Did I just walk into a spider web? Eeew!   This is Sandra Tsing Loh with The Loh Down on Science.   Having surgery? That means…stitches!. And getting stitches is about as fun as… well, getting stitches. Any way we can avoid those needles?   Hyunwoo Yuk and Claudia

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Attention Retention

Watching the news on your phone? You might be missing out! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with The Loh Down on Science. It’s the information age! We can catch up on the latest news on watches, phones, jumbo flatscreen TVs!  But does the SIZE of our gadgets affect our response?

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The Spy Who Cured Me

Newest weapon in the war on cancer? A Trojan horse! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with The Loh Down on Science. Cancer thrives and spreads throughout the body by disguising itself as healthy tissue. It sends a “do not eat me” signal to trick our body’s immune cells. Can we

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Good Boy Brain

Who’s a good boy?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with The Loh Down on Science. From pugs to German shepherds, dogs are a diverse bunch! And humans have bred them to perform all kinds of jobs. They’ve mastered tracking, guarding, pest control… and being our best friends! But did centuries

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Cars Lite

Does your car need to go on a diet? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Wish your gas-guzzler got more miles to the gallon? It would if it wasn’t so heavy! Steel accounts for more than FIFTY PERCENT of average car weight! Replacing steel with

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Sad Crow(d)

Does a sad emoji make you feel sad too? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with The Loh Down on Science. Good times, bad times – friends share it all! And sometimes, we unconsciously match the mood of those around us. This effect is called EMOTIONAL CONTAGION. Even our dogs seem

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Mind Control

I’ve got burgers on the brain – literally! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Do I want fries with that double-double? Of course!! Sure, it messes with my waistline. But is it also messing with my BRAIN? Meet Garret Stuber from the University of North

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