Hue-man Likes

Do YOU like green eggs and ham? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Most of us like to think we keep an open mind. BUT is it possible that we discriminate against certain FOODS purely based on their color? Enter Dr. Jin Jang and researchers

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Eye-deal Solution

You can’t hide your aging eyes…  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Is it me, or are these crossword puzzles getting SMALLER?? Age-related vision problems can be caused by a gradual loss in photoreceptors. Those are special cells inside the eye that catch light to

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Worth a Shot

Is your sleep quality ON THE ROCKS? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. WINE-ing about not getting a good night’s sleep? Maybe that after-work cocktail is to blame!  Dandan Zheng and researchers at Penn State University wondered whether alcohol intake affects sleep. To find out, they

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Laws of Attraction

Are YOU a perfect… “nine?” This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Thousands of beauty ads hit our inbox every day. And don’t get me started on those Instagram feeds! It’s hard not to judge ourselves against these impossible standards! But does OUR vision of ourselves

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Tiny Tree-tment

Want to feel like a Jolly Green … ZEN giant? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Ahhhhh, Spring! A perfect time to tend the garden and breathe in fresh air! Satisfying — and HEALTHY! Can all that goodness come in small – I mean REALLY

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Happiest Age

Happiness is ageless! Or is it?? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Forty is the new twenty! Sixty is the new thirty! We humans are fixated on age – or at least on youth. Some think youth and happiness go hand in hand. So, when

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Rx: Love

Can love “ACTUALLY” make the world more beautiful? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Ah, love – it makes us see everything through “rose-colored glasses.” At least, according to the movies. We feel great and life just seems…well, lovelier! But wait – does love REALLY

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Web Designers

Welcome to the world-wide SPIDER web! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Spiders – love ‘em or hate ’em, we can all appreciate their intricate web designs. Ever notice that webs have similar patterns? It’s as if they were created by the SAME master architect!

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Communication Breakdown

Is fat LITERAL food for thought? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Our brain is filled with billions of neurons that are constantly talking to each other. What helps speed up these conversations? Fatty layers of cholesterol called myelin.  But diseases like Multiple Sclerosis cause

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