Blue Light Battle

Time for bed … but first, just ONE MORE TikTok video! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science.  Blue light naturally comes from the sun. But modern humans have developed EXTRA exposure! Think artificial light sources like LED lights, tablets and cell phone screens! How do

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Fish Cod-Munication

Want to talk to animals? It might not take Dr. Doolittle!   This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. When we give a presentation, a pause is important for … EMPHASIS! But could the dramatic pause be meaningful for animal communication, too?  Enter Tsunehiko Kohashi and team

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Working like a Dog

Is the phrase “working like a dog” scientifically accurate?  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. For ages, humans have bred mutts to hunt, herd and retrieve. Dogs SEEM to enjoy it – but are we actually stressing them out?  Enter Amanda Höglin and team from Linköping

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Hicc-Away Heroes

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I just can’t stop hic – hic – hiccupping!  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying… What’s YOUR favorite home remedy? A good scare? Upside-down drinking?  Hiccups are caused by spasms of the diaphragm — the muscle separating the chest and abdomen. This spasm forces

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Bean-ough Stress

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Feeling stressed? Have a bubble bath, a glass of wine, and… an apple?   This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. What’s YOUR go-to snack for decompressing? Ice cream, donuts, pizza? While these foods comfort us, they won’t reduce our stress. So what SHOULD we eat? Enter

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Cocoa for Weight Loss

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Trying to lose weight? Could the secret weapon be More DESSERT!  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science.  Our sweet tooths can cause problems for our waistlines and livers! People with obesity commonly develop excess liver fat, known as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease or N.A.F.L.D. Could

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Natural High

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Is there really such a thing as a NATURAL high? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science.  WHY run for fun? Many do it for RUNNER’S HIGH! Natural opioids known as endorphins are thought to cause this feeling. BUT could something else be going on? Michael

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