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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Sun Shower

The weather today: clear with a chance of showers… on the Sun? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. The sun gives off gas that zips through space just like gusts of wind. This solar wind is what causes our beautiful Northern Lights. But, where exactly

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Psychedelic Zombie

Clawing its way out of an earthen tomb…it’s the living dead, ready to feed! This is Sandra Tsing-Loh, with the Loh Down on Science. Imagine opening the door to find a horde of brain-hungry UNDEAD on your lawn! Yikes! Thankfully, zombies aren’t real. Right? Wrong! They ARE real! And they

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Shaken, Not Stirred

Is the key to finding dark matter. . . in your fridge? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Water freezes because impurities act as “seeds” for ice crystals to grow. But, if you put PURE water in the freezer, it can stay liquid – even

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