Sweat it Out!

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America runs on…sweat? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. A morning run – so invigorating! The feeling of sweat rolling down your back? Yuck! But can sweat be useful? Xueping Zhang and colleagues from the National University of Singapore had a “dry idea!” The team

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Healing Tea

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Could a cup of tea a day keep the doctor away? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Tea-time – it’s not just an excuse for cookies! Tea can give you energy, help you sleep, even soothe your stomach! But can it do even more? José

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Man’s BFF

Person hugging dog with one arm while seated in a mountain

Dogs really are the ulti-mutt pets! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Anything feels PAW-sible when you have a dog by your side. But why do these furry friends feel so attached to us? Anders Bergström from the Francis Crick Institute in London and an

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Diamonds in a Hurry!

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Diamonds are forever…and take forever to make! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Diamonds — SO divine! But they take billions of years to form and mining is dangerous. Who can wait that long for luxury? Dougal McCulloch and colleagues at RMIT University in Melbourne,

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Happy Memories

Kid having fun on the beach shore

Remember the happiest day of your life? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying you probably remember a LOT about it! Could positivity be the key to keeping our memories fresh? Emily Hittner and colleagues put their minds to it. They recruited a thousand people

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Magic Tablecloth

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Move over, Gordon Ramsey! We’ve got mealtime covered! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Choosing what to make for dinner can be a Kitchen Nightmare! But what if someone – or some-THING –made the decision for you? Te-Yen Wu and colleagues at Dartmouth University have

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