Singing in the Brain

I’m singing in the…BRAIN? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Don’t you love singing in the shower? Who CARES if anyone’s listening! But for many stroke patients, singing – or even speaking – are off the table. A stroke can cause a condition called anarthria.

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Lone Phone

All by myself….! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Being a teenager has always been challenging! My flashbacks to middle school are scary enough! But apparently now it’s becoming even harder. Many teens today report feeling lonelier than previous generations did!  But WHY? Jean Twengea

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RAP Club

Welcome to the RAPP-iest place on earth! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, talking about RAP club!. No, not rap MUSIC club — R-A-P intervention! RELAX, be AWARE and do a PERSONAL rating. It’s a stress-management program for kids, led by counselors and community members.

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Talkin’ Batty

HELP! Turn on the bat-signal! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Like birds, bats have wings. But they’re actually mammals like humans! Like us, they’re social creatures and have to learn to talk to one another. How? Ahana Fernandez, from Leibniz Institute for Evolution and

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Deep Divers

SPLASH! Take the plunge — and meet the world’s best divers! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Who are the smallest mammal scuba-divers in the world? WATER SHREWS! They live on shore, waiting to pounce on tasty insects underwater. While hunting, they can hold their

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Dragon Man

How ancient is the slumbering Dragon … Man? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Neanderthals, our genetic cousins, lived in Europe and West Asia thousands of years ago. But what do we know about human relatives who lived in EAST Asia?  Dragon Man is a

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Amazing Sight

Up-close black and white image of an adult man

Amazing Grace, how sweet the…sight?!  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. When light enters the eyes, the light-sensitive cells send signals to the brain. Let there be sight! But the disease Retinitis Pigmentosa, or RP, can cause loss of vision. José-Alain Sahel at Sorbonne University,

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Forest Farts

Image of dying wetland forest. NC Wetlands via Wikicommons under (CC BY 2.0

Peee-yooh! Are you blaming the dog – again? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. When humans break wind they release greenhouse gases, which are bad for the climate. However, your “whodunnit?” might not compare to a dying wetland forest. As a forest dies, greenhouse gases

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Bees or Birds?

Bee flying to Foxglove flower.

“Make new friends, but keep the old” – but what if you move 10,000 miles away?? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Foxgloves are purple or white bell-shaped flowers native to Europe. They hang off the stem, like fruits, and have short tubes that store

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“Likes”

Bird with its head upside.

Looking for “likes”? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. I admit it, I LOVE looking at photos on Instagram. Look at this colorful seashell! This fantastical flower! But wait… Why did my GORGEOUS photo ONLY get three “likes”? You’d think the prettier the picture, the

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