Rainforest Resilience

Have you heard? 1,000 is the new 30!! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Like giant sponges, rainforests absorb carbon dioxide from the air. This benefits the whole planet! But weather conditions, such as droughts, can reduce this carbon uptake.  In twenty-fifteen, a climate disruption

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Too Much Information

Does curiosity kill the . . . classroom?  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. A-B-C-D…but your kid has no interest! What was fun yesterday is a big YAWN today!  Jenny Wang from Rutgers University and colleagues wondered what level of knowledge sparks children’s curiosity. They

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Probiotic Time Travel

Great Scott Professor Brown Marty – time travel takes GUTS! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Self-driving cars, smartwatches, drone delivery — what a time to be alive! But modernization has some pitfalls! Scientists believe that over time, we’ve lost some of our friendly old

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F-ANT-astic Queen

This image reveals a worker jumping ant Harpegnathos saltator murdering the queen. The queen had just torn off her own wings after a successful mating and was scouring the forest floor in search for a suitable nest site.

Does being a mom make you lose brain cells? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. The queen is usually the only ant who gives birth in a colony. And most queens are born, not made. But Indian Jumping Ants are special! Some female worker ants

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Spice for Life

Red hot peppers on orange background.

Could a jalapeno a day keep the doctor away? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. From Poblanos to Habañeros, hot peppers are the SPICE of life! But could they be a literal lifesaver? Sickle cell disease, which is inherited, causes misshapen red blood cells. This

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