Smart Cough

Hand holding an smartphone

Ring ring! It’s your health care calling! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Thanks to telehealth, you can now get a diagnosis in your PJs — IF your phone is nearby! But what about a COVID test? Could you screen for infections from the comfort

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Elusive Huntresses

Caveman getting out of cave seeing NYC

Men do the hunting. Women do the cooking — sez who? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Imagine. You’re a hunter-gatherer in the early Americas nine thousand years ago. You take your gender role pretty seriously. In most societies, the message is clear: girls don’t

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Planting Secrets

Trees in a forest

Plants and climate change: a love-hate relationship! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Carbon dioxide, or CO2, is a major contributor to climate change. But it’s also a plant food source. When the sun shines, plants turn CO2 into food! So, back when there were

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Flier Friendly

Wind farm on a green mountain terrain

Frequent fliers? More like frequent colliders! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Here you are, a bird in flight, minding your own business. Suddenly – SQUAWK! OH NO! A WIND FARM! Fly back!!! Wind energy might help save the planet, but it’s deadly to birds.

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Visible Water

Moon and stars

Dream vacation of the future? How about…the Moon! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying, well….someday! Imagine…you’re just finishing your first tour of the lunar surface. All that crater-hopping can make you thirsty!  But wait… who packed the water?! NASA’s Casey Honniball says: don’t worry!

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Post-Ghost

Symbol of a family painted in yellow on the street asphalt

  BOO! Any ghosts in YOUR family tree? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Ah, the family tree! Aunts and uncles, grandparents, and great-grandparents…but what about the gaps in the tree? Wouldn’t you like to know a little more about your family from thousands of

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Ancient Americans

Is the New World older than we think? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Land Ho! Finally arrived on this brand new continent we’re calling “America”! But… there’s people here already…. When did THEY get here? Ciprian Ardelean of the University of Exeter, UK, and his international

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Popping Pollination

Bubble resting on top of flower pistil

Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble… or not? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Aaahhh…who doesn’t love a long bubble bath?… But can soap be MORE than relaxing? Can we put those bubbles to work? Enter Xi Yang and Eijiro Miyako, from the Advanced Institute of

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Secret Ancestry

Where does YOUR family tree begin? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. We are ALL homo sapien. AKA human! Two-million years ago, humans didn’t live all over the planet. Scientists believed our ancestors, homo erectus, came from EAST Africa. Until now… Let’s travel to Drimolen Main

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Pigeon Rivalry

Pigeons standing opposote each other by gate

Yankees versus Red Sox, an age-old rivalry! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. This hundred year old feud started when a Red Sox player moved to the Yankees. But is the quarrel JUST for the baseball fans? Or also for… the pigeons? Meet Elizabeth Carlen

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