Elastic Plastic

Is it just me, or is it HOT in here? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science.  Ugh! The A-C’s gone out! Isn’t this place insulated? What? They should have used… PLASTIC?! Enter Quan Zhang and Yufeng Wang from Nankai University. They’re experts in polymers –

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Right on Time

The early bird gets the worm, but how does that make it feel? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science.  Waking up early has advantages. You can make your bed, do laundry… clean the gutters… I guess. But could it also affect your mood as you

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Flower Power Devour

Could flower power take a bite out of the energy crisis?  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Most plants get their energy from the sun, but carnivorous plants eat ANIMALS! They each have a special way to trap their prey. Could this inspire new energy-harnessing

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Healthy Split

Could cookies get ANY more a-PEEL-ing? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Hand in the cookie jar again? … Yes…. *sigh* Could someone make a NUTRITIOUS cookie?  Enter Asima Shafi and Faizan Ahmad from Aligarh Muslim University. They had an idea that was BANANAS! They

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Babbling Baby Birds

Boo Boo, stop parroting everything I say! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science… saying… Babies seem to know what they’re talking about… but how do we go from “goo-goo-ga-ga” to sophisticated languages?  Rory Eggleston and Karl Berg from the University of Texas looked at birds

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Hair, Hair, Everywhere!

What’d you say? I can’t HAIR you! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. We associate hair coming out our ears with aging… and aging with… well… hearing loss. But could hair in our ears actually make our hearing less… fuzzy? Our ears actually have MILLIONS

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Deep Dolphin Doo Doo

Love what you’ve done with the place… but it STANKS! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Home improvements like roof tarring are smelly but necessary. Wait until it’s too hot to do it, and your home will be vulnerable. Our marine friends are in much

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The Fruit-tan of Youth

Is the fountain of youth… a smoothie?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. A healthy diet is essential for keeping our brains youthful, but not all foods are equal. With LONG lists of “superfoods” circulating the internet – kale, broccoli, cocoa nibs – where do

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An Avocado a Day

An AVOCADO a day keeps the doctor away?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, chances are you’ve had an avocado. It’s a source of essential nutrients, jam packed with vitamins and minerals. Avocado toast may be expensive, but

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Electrici-Tees

Could we cha cha slide our way to renewable power?  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science.  Someone with the right ENERGY (like Cher) can LIGHT up a room! But what about… LITERALLY? Enter Pooi See Lee and team at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University. They studied

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