Cellular Time Travel

Elder person upper face looking at the camera

Could Benjamin Button’s secret be… cellular? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Can you read the fine print in this internet service contract? Neither did I! As we age, our genes age too, causing a myriad of annoying changes — including loss of vision. What

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Suction Saves the Day

Suction tool taking a tissue sheet and placing it on a hand

Got a delicate job to do? Call an octopus! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. You wouldn’t use barbecue tongs to pick up your contact lenses! Now think of surgeons. In performing transplants, they have to transport delicate skin tissue. Sensitive, accurate tools are needed

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SapQuest

African trees in the dusk

Pop quiz: How many trees are there in West Africa? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Martin Brandt from University of Copenhagen wondered. So with the aid of NASA and an international team, he built a computer program to count trees — using machine learning!

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