Brontosaurus Bronchitis

ACHOO! I’m feeling so Juras-SICK!  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying… What’s worse than a horse with hay fever? A dino-SAUR throat! Enter Cary Woodruff from The Great Plains Dinosaur Museum and some paleo-centric colleagues. Their test subject? A one hundred and fifty MILLION

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Bio Friendly Bacteria

What do cheese, beer and sauerkraut have in common? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science – saying…. FERMENTATION – a process that uses bacteria to make a picnic! But what ELSE can it do? From nail salons to ball pits, acetone and isopropanol are all

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Scent Smarts

Big city life – the sights, the sounds, the smells…is that PIZZA?!? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science.  We can smell a warm slice ANYWHERE! But how is it that our nose ALWAYS knows?  Srinath Nizampatnam and colleagues at the University of Washington in St.

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Blood Reboot

Let’s get these blood cells into shape! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science Sickle cell anemia is a genetic condition that makes round red blood cells crescent- shaped. These cells can’t carry oxygen, which causes them to die early, blocking blood vessels. Patients with sickle

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Pimple Power

Pimples – they pack a PUNCH!  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying “put up yer dukes!”.  Our skin is home to more than one TRILLION microorganisms, battling for domination!  So Anyo Tsuro and colleagues from Osaka City University staged a Battle of the Bacteria!

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Feather Weather

Flying off to a beach vacation? Pack sunscreen, bathing suits, and…feathers?!   This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Birds also migrate thousands of miles to warmer climates! But while we humans fly in air-conditioned comfort, how do these birds of a feather stay cool?  Kasper Delhey

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Relephant Evolution

Elephants are sensitive creatures. But when bullied, these giants have THICK skin!  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Tusks help elephants dig, gather food and defend themselves. But, since tusks are made of precious ivory, they’ve long been used as currency! Increased poaching in Mozambique

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Space Trace

Want to go to space like Jeff Bezos? It’ll cost an arm, a leg…and a liver? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Thank your hardworking liver! It breaks down our cocktails AND removes chemicals from the body! Of course, we evolved to live on Earth

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A Tale of Two…TAILS?

Regeneration – it’s a TAIL as old as time!  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science  Lucky lizards! If they lose a tail, they just grow another one! But these replacement tails aren’t as good as new — they’re actually SPINELESS! Could we help lizards regrow

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Take a Break

Lookin’ for treats in all the wrong places? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying – maybe your brain needs a break! When we study, brain cells called neurons form new knowledge connections — a roadway between facts! When we recall the material? BRAINBLAST! Our

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