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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Sensing CDs

Got a box of old CDs collecting dust? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. The digital age is sending our old media to the landfill. This e-waste creates toxic pollution. Is there a better use for old CDs? Matthew Brown and team from Binghamton University

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Crazy for Catnip

Hey Garfield, don’t bogart that catnip! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Our feline friends love to trip out on CERTAIN plants! Does all that euphoric chewing and rubbing have any other PAW-sitive effects? Plants like catnip and silvervine make chemicals called iridoids. When they’re

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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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Moon Plane(e)ts

How do you grow a flower on the moon? You planet! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Three, two, one, blast off! Next stop? The Moon! In nineteen sixty-nine, Neil Armstrong was the first human to step on the Moon. Since then, scientists have wondered:

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Sound for Sore Eyes

What if we could save sight…with SOUND? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science saying… Okay, not just any sound…ULTRAsound! Yep, the same technology we use to SEE babies before they’re born. Can it also be used to restore vision? Enter Xuejun Qian and team from the

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I’m All Ears

You’ll want to pay attention to this – SO listen up! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science and the science of LISTENING! But you might be in a crowd right now! How does your brain focus on MY voice while ignoring other conversations around you?

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