Sweet Tooth

Cavities are a PAIN – and that’s the TOOTH! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. The enamel on our teeth is there to protect them from cavities – but sometimes they happen anyway! And truly life-like tooth enamel is nearly IMPOSSIBLE to create artificially. Or

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Cat-titude

Hey cat, quit staring at me! What on EARTH is he thinking about? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Those of us who work at home are spending a LOT more time with our pets these days! How can we better understand our feline friends’

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Scents and Sensibility

We’ve got chemistry…literally! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. You’ve just clicked with a new friend. It’s easy to SEE why. You think alike, talk alike, even dress alike … but do you SMELL alike? Inbal Ravreby from the Weizmann Institute of Science tried to

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Fla-mingling

What do you call a pink bird who loves to socialize? A fla-mingle!  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. We all love to primp for a party – flamingos are no exception! They rub their cheeks on a gland by their tails to keep their

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Clouded Checkmate

Is a good chess move all in the … lungs?!? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Air pollution is hard on our bodies, particularly our lungs and heart. But can indoor air quality also CLOUD our thinking? Steffen Künn and an international team of researchers

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Heartificial-Bandaids

Forget bandaids! What if we could heal… from the inside OUT? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Some tissues in our bodies are harder to fix after they’ve been damaged. Take heart tissue, for instance. After a heart attack, our bodies try to fix damaged

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Grumpy or Gracious

Stayed up last night binging Star Wars: The Last Rehash? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science saying… It’s time to hit the hay! Sleep helps us fight off diseases and think clearly. But why does sleep deprivation make us so… GRUMPY? Eti Ben Simon and

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Nanodiamonds in the Rough

It’s raining cats, dogs, and… NANODIAMONDS?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Icy planets like Neptune and Uranus have some CRAZY weather conditions. We’re talking three hundred fifty degrees below zero AND rainstorms. But not just any rainstorms… DIAMOND storms! How could we do that

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Sealed with a Kiss

All I want for Christmas is… GLUE?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science… saying When you’re wrapping presents…don’t forget the tape! Too late? Maybe you can seal it with a kiss? By which I mean… Mistletoe! Just a single berry can make over SIX FEET

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Brewtiful Lasers

Need a QUICK pick me up? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science saying… Don’t you just love cold brew? It’s iced coffee’s less acidic, less bitter cousin. But, it normally takes over TWELVE hours to make! Is there a FASTER way to get that same

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