Surfing Sharks

“Just keep swimming…just keep swimming….” This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Imagine having to constantly walk in order to breathe. Sounds exhausting — but that’s a shark’s reality! Sharks MUST keep swimming to get oxygen over their gills. Do they EVER get a break? Yannis

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Batty Knowledge

Ugh, this physics test is driving me BATTY! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. We humans aren’t born knowing physics! But what gives with a bat? Bats emit ultrasounds which tell them where objects are by how fast the sound waves return.  So . .

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Sweet Sweat

Man sweating and drinking yellow-colored fluid.

Need a boost to get through your workout? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying – just one more mile! It can be hard to drag ourselves to the gym! But a sweet trick may help. Studies have shown that rinsing your mouth with a

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Dino Dexterity

Depiction of pterosaur with opposed thumbs in the forest.

Dinosaurs once ruled the Earth. But how did some get a GRIP on the skies and trees? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science.  In northeastern China, paleontologists discovered a one-hundred-and-sixty million year old fossil. Trapped inside the rock was a flying pterosaur. With a uniquely

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Hitching A Ride

Assorted diatoms as seen through a microscope.

Hey, world travelers…have you flown AVIAN AIR? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying . . . Booking flights – what a nightmare: Baggage fees! Aisle or window?! Zero legroom! But things are worse for microscopic diatoms! These single-celled algae produce around twenty percent of

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