Daily Dollop

One Yoplait please…doctor’s orders! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Loading up my grocery cart – with yogurt! Which is healthy, right?  Yes! Maybe more than you think! Enter University of South Australia’s Alexandra Wade and colleagues at the University of Maine. They asked around

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Bilingual Dogs

Sit! Stay! Speak…in a foreign language? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Time for a WALK! Here’s your TREAT! Dogs perk right up when they hear familiar words. But if we spoke in another language, would they notice? Enter Laura Cuaya and team at Eötvös

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Future Fabric

Imagine buying dinner with a wave of your arm! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. You tap your credit card at Chipotle, and BEEP! Burrito time! You just used near-field communication, or NFC. But this technology only works close up and relies on battery power.

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Netflix and Chat

Why is Cookie Monster blue? Discuss! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Does your kid watch too much TV? Researchers believe that excessive screen time can negatively impact a child’s development. But can we reduce its harmful effects? Enter Prachi Shah at University of Michigan

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Fossil Fishing

One fish, two fish, red fish…male fish? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. The Coast Salish people have lived around Burrard Inlet, Canada for thousands of years. Their present-day descendents harvest salmon, a practice passed down by oral tradition. What’s their secret for keeping the

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When Pigs Talk

Doctor Doolittle isn’t the only one who can speak Pig Latin! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Pigs are deeper than you think. They have complex emotions and ways of communicating. But can we humans ever TRULY understand them? Enter Elodie Briefer from the University

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Plump Pandas

Ever seen a SKINNY panda? Didn’t think so! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Pandas can’t get enough bamboo! Their favorite part? The shoots, only available four months of the year. Otherwise they munch on bamboo leaves. Surprisingly pandas are CHUBBIEST when they eat the

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Take Your Time

Why do today what you can put off until…whenever? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. You know that home improvement project you keep procrastinating on? Would setting a deadline help you get it off your plate? Enter Stephen Knowles at the University of Otago Business

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Clean and Green

One man’s trash is another man’s…disinfectant? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Time for spring cleaning! Get out those sprays, scrubs and solvents! But all those chemicals – so toxic to us AND our environment! Is there a CLEANER way to CLEAN? Fengbo Yu at

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Daily Dollop

One Yoplait please…doctor’s orders! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Loading up my grocery cart – with yogurt! Which is healthy, right?  Yes! Maybe more than you think! Enter University of South Australia’s Alexandra Wade and colleagues at the University of Maine. They asked around

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