Dye Another Day

Oh no! Is that . . . a new gray hair?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Was it stress from traffic? Or hosting that interminable Thanksgiving dinner? More importantly, can I reverse it? Enter Ayelet Rosenberg from Columbia University and team. They tracked down fifteen people

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Let’s Get Risky

Birds of a feather take risks together! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. You’re finally making enough money to invest. But should you buy relatively safe bonds or riskier index funds? What’s everyone else buying? And how do their choices affect yours? Wataru Toyokawa and

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Lung Story Short

Instant lungs: Just add water! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Organs for transplants are in short supply, and growing them is no joke. It takes human lungs YEARS to fully develop. But anole lizards can grow them in TWO DAYS? How? Enter Michael Palmer

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Dragon Plastic

DING, DING! Bacteria vs….dragonflies?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science… saying The winner… Dragonflies! Their wings are covered with tiny spikes that tear through bacteria like pizza dough! Could we borrow this spiky design to fend off germs?  Enter Denver Linklater of Royal Melbourne Institute

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Watts Up Doc?

Can’t fall asleep without the TV on? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Your eyelids are drooping as you TRY to binge just one more Stranger Things episode. Unfortunately, studies show that sleeping with lights on is linked to diabetes and obesity….. But HOW? Ivy

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Toddler Tea Time

So…how was eighth grade today? Hello? Anyone there? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Slam! Your teenager gets in the car only responding with grunts. But as a toddler they told you everything. Did these early life chats have any impact later in life?  Claire

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Eyeballing Behavior

Speed reading? How about speed COUNTING? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Lights out! The pupils of your eye immediately widen to capture EVERY bit of light. But did you know your pupil size can still change even if the lighting remains consistent? Could it

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Foggy Thinking

Feeling a little fuzzy today? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Asbestos in the walls! Aerosol particles in the air! Pollution is EVERYWHERE! Studies have shown that continual exposure to OUTDOOR air pollution can cause loss of brain function. Horrors! Should we play it safe

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Very Hungry Caterpillars

Munch munch munch… Someday I will be a beautiful butterfly! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Caterpillars spend their days busily feasting, turning carbon-rich leaves into nitrogen-rich poo. This means less falling leaves and more caterpillar poop washing into nearby lakes. This can change the

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Scents and Scents-ability

Is this milk still good to drink? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying…. I’ll just sniff…ohh ugh no! Down the sink it goes! Our sense of smell helps us avoid expired milk – and other dangers! But how do our brains process these stinky

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