Happy Feet the Scientist

Could climate scientists get some help from…Happy Feet? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Monitoring our oceans helps us understand how they’re changing. Right now, sensors monitor the sea’s currents, temperature, and salt levels. But they can’t cover the ENTIRE ocean. Picture the data as

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Sleigh Bells and Seaweed

Christmas came and went – and so did the cookies you left for Santa! But what do reindeer eat off season? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Climate change in the far north freezes Rudolph’s favorite plants. It also melts sea-ice bridges, preventing reindeer from

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No Ice Ice Baby

Yo, Rocky!  Cool it on the ice baths! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Some post-workout routines are CAH-RAZY. You want to maximize your hard work and get “swole”. Ice baths are thought to improve recovery and conditioning. But, how do ice baths REALLY affect

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Happy Meal?

    Is fast food for the BIRDS?   This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science.   Urban birds get plenty of chow. Crumbs, sandwiches, dumpsters of snacks… One human’s trash is another bird’s feast. Or is it more like a last supper?   Meet Andrea

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Always Sunny in California

It’s always sunny in Southern California! But is it too good to be BLUE? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Do CLEAR skies have a CLEAR connection to California’s intensifying wildfire seasons? Columbia University’s Park Williams tried to solve this MIST-ery. Williams analyzed cloud height

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Danger Down Under

Ten foot venomous tentacles lurking in the ocean? It’s the box jellyfish! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Box jellyfish stings could easily be something from a horror movie. Especially terrifying? The monstrous C. fleckeri! Its venom causes pain, tissue damage, and even death! Swimmers,

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Pretty Lemur

Was the leafy green diet invented by. . . lemurs? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Tasty fruit grows on Madagascar, where lemurs roam. Yet, their diets are far less fruity than other primate diets – they prefer their leafy greens. This LEAVES scientists baffled.

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Better Bug Guts

Hah! Gotcha, pesky mosquito! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down On Science. Mosquitoes! They suck. Not only do they bite, but they can spread dangerous diseases like malaria. Some insecticides that USED to kill mosquitos aren’t effective anymore! What can we do to stop them? Flaminia Catteruccia

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Tender Tootsies

Why are Hobbits such good travelers? Because they’ve never walked a mile in ANYONE else’s shoes! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Humans evolved walking barefoot, not in fancy sneakers. Calluses developed to naturally protect our feet from walking hazards, like sharp sticks and rocks.

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