Martian Air

Summertime, and breathin’s easy… on Mars! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Like Earth, Mars has seasons. As the seasons change, so does its air. But, there’s something strange happening in the atmosphere, and we don’t know why… Melissa Trainer and a group of NASA

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Unsinkable Metal

Loose lips sink ships, but can spiders save them? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Oh, the clever Diving Bell Spiders! These creatures drag bell-shaped webs underwater – trapping an air bubble. They use the trapped air to breathe underwater, where they live! That gave

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Culinary Cuttlefish

It’s date night — that means dinner out! Should I snack now, or save my appetite? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. We remember the past and plan for our future. But not all animals can do this. So why do we? Pauline Billard from

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Super Spit

    Spit – the magic potion! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying, try getting a gorilla to spit in a cup – for science! Proteins in your saliva can reveal everything from your favorite foods to diseases that you’ve encountered. So, how do

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Blind Date

Ah, love – is it REALLY blind? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Male bees — you’ve got it rough. You’re born, you mate with a queen, and then you die. But, hundreds of other would-bee suitors are trying to do the same thing! How

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Safari Snaps

    Science is saving animals with… Snapchat?   This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science.   Studying wild animals in their natural habitat can be tough. Some animals only show up once in a while. Others only come out at night. How can scientists keep

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Telltale Blood

ba-BUM…ba-BUM…ba-BUM…listen! Is that a “tell-tale heart?” This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. You’ve seen the crime TV shows. A forensic expert recreates the scene of the crime just by looking at the blood spatters. From this, they solve the case! Well, not so fast, says

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Spider Dance

Sometimes you gotta risk it for the biscuit! This is Sandra Tsing-Loh, with the Loh Down on Science. Decisions, decisions! Paper or plastic? Bagel or breakfast burrito? Every day, we make these life-or-death decisions. Is this a human-only trait? George Uetz from the University of Cincinnati says, No – spiders

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Space Cans

Can you build a spaceship out of a soda can? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Space is a tough place to be. Flying debris, intense radiation, and alien blasters will tear you apart! So, spaceships gotta be tougher. That usually means building materials that

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Robot Co-worker

Can’t we all just get along…with robots? This is Sandra Tsing-Loh, with the Loh Down on Science. Robots seem to be a good choice for jobs that are easily automated. But what about…driving? That requires human skills like dexterity and instinct. Are robots really cut out to be cabbies? Matthias

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