Betta Heart

Is the early bird senior dinner. . . catch of the day? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Senior mental wellness! Some crossword puzzles, some bingo, pick up fish sticks? Omega threes are said to be important. . . is this true? Alina Thomas and

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Making Friends

Hey – didn’t we meet a Central Perk? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Wasn’t Friends the best show ever? I felt I knew Jennifer Aniston better than my own sister! But… Is that possible? Géza Gergely Ambrus at Friedrich Schiller University Jena in Germany

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Food for Thought

AGH BUMBLEBEES!! Forgot the yogurt again! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science… saying… Ever wish you could add another memory card to your brain before grocery shopping?  Enter Li Li from Jiangnan University and team. They wondered if a GUT CHECK could improve memory… in

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Health Tracker

Do you need damage control – for your brain? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Whoaaaa a frosty snowboarding WIPEOUT ! My Apple Watch says I took a fall… But what I want to know is: how’s my head? Enter Yan Dong and team from

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Toxic Poo

Rufus, time for walkies! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Let’s go, boy – time to do your DUTY! Once we’re outside among the trees, it’s potty break. Dog poop has chemicals – like nitrogen and phosphorus – that make plants grow. So should I

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Fast Friends

First date – AMAZING! We talked non-stop for three hours!  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. You’ve got a friend in me! Yes, Woody and Buzz are inseparable. But what’s the “secret sauce” makes two people click?  Emma Templeton and a team from Dartmouth College

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Modern Alchemy

What if WE have the Midas Touch? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Turning water into metal? Sounds like something from an alchemy book! PURE water is not metallic — because the molecule structure is too stable. But, with enough pressure, we could SQUEEZE water

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Scarred Heart

Is there a cure for an achy breaky heart? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Inquiring romance novelists want to know – how do you mend a broken heart? Or at least – a SCARRED heart?  Scarring of heart tissue is a common symptom of

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Singing Seals

Arf! Arf! Is that seal trying to tell me something?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. That barking noise seals make is just the BEGINNING of their communication skills! Harbor seals can also imitate sounds, like parrots!  And Laura Borda and her team from Max

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Telepathic Computer

Hunt…peck…hunt…peck… This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. I’ve been typing for days – and I’m STILL only halfway through this article! My fingers are ready to fall off! But wait! What if we could type WITHOUT lifting a finger? Francis Willett and team at Stanford

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