Scorpi-tecture

Who knew scorpions were fussy about architecture? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Ecologists at Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev can shed some light on the matter. They’re studying holes in the ground – more officially known as burrows.  Desert critters burrow to survive

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Chris Wins Public Impact Fellowship

Chris Toh recently received the UC Irvine Public Impact Fellowship for research with high potential of positive impact to broader society and for effective science communication. This fellowship aims to support excellent academic research and will help provide resources to continue such studies. Congratulations, Chris!

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Addictive Orb

Can it be that we are addicted . . . to the sun? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Meet David Fisher of Harvard Medical School. According to his new study, exposure to the sun’s UV rays releases endorphins, the body’s feel-good hormones. These activate

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New Science Communication Fellow

Krista was selected as the Chemistry Department’s Science Communication Fellow through the School of Physical Sciences! She is in charge of the department’s social media presence, including Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. She also coordinates with the School of Physical Sciences to generate new ideas and ways of sharing all

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Hiver Racine Rangel Wins Fellowship

Hive writer Racine Rangel was recently awarded a Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship! This will provide her with three years of funding to further her marine science research in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. This fellowship seeks to ultimately increase overall diversity among faculty members throughout our nation’s universities by supporting ethnic

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Flee Bird

Busy airports… are for the birds! Unfortunately. This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Birds can really be a nuisance. Especially around airports. These unwanted aviators cost domestic airlines billions of dollars in damages and delays. They’ve tried blasting recordings of hawks. They’ve tried air cannons.

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P is for Power

Can we power our cell phones with fuel cells that are really wee? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying: Yes! Meaning, not only are the cells tiny, but their power source is, shall we say, free flowing. That’s according to scientists at the University

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Sexy Scary Wings

Can colors be scary and sexy at the same time? This is Sandra Tsing Loh, with the Loh Down on Science, saying: Yes! At least for butterflies. Consider the heliconius erato butterfly of Central America. It sports a red band on its black forewing and a yellow stripe on its

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