Stopwatch or Tattoo

  Tick-tock – TIME to get a tattoo? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Out for a run? You need a good stopwatch! But ouch…that chafing wristband! What about a glowing stopwatch display, right on your hand? Scientists have already developed these, but they need

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Seeing the Blues

Angry birds… there’s hidden danger! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. These days, we spend a LOT of face time with our electronic devices.  But whether we notice or not, these gadgets emit a LOT of blue light. Should we be concerned? To find out,

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Apple Picking

      Don’t….Don’t bite the apple!   This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science.   When we eat an apple, we’re also consuming about a HUNDRED MILLION bacteria! Should we be concerned? After all, not all bacteria are evil!   To learn more, Gabriele Berg

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Built-in Deodorant

Aaah, a great work out! Wait, is that me? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Your morning workout comes with you to work — on your clothes! EVERYONE knows when you’ve been to the gym. But what if your CLOTHES were the deodorant? Filipa Goncalves

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Bitter or Sweet?

Kale again? Yuck! I hate bitter greens! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. I know, I know – eating greens is healthy. But my taste buds disagree! What’s the secret to eating those bitter greens happily? Meet Laura Martin and colleagues from the University of

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Keto Cheatin’

Are those cookies? Wait!! Aren’t you on keto? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Trying to shed those extra pounds? Try the keto diet! This low carb, high fat diet deprives your body of glucose. So your body starts burning its fat reserves. Let’s be

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Purifying Petals

I see the future of water purification through rose-colored glasses – literally! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with The Loh Down on Science. Does your water purifier look dull and boring? Meet Weigu Li and his research team from the University of Texas, Austin. They engineered a stylish new water

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Plastic Protection

Yikes – dropped your smartphone in the toilet… again?!! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying… Wouldn’t it be great if our precious devices were water-proof? Or even better – LIQUID and STAIN proof? Meet Paul Leu and his research team from the University of

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Morning Workout

Trying to burn those extra calories? Have a second cup! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science and some mocha-licious news. Nothing gets you going like that cup of morning joe! But can coffee BURN calories? Virginie Sottile and her team from the University of Nottingham

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Altering Memories

Are you haunted by the past? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with The Loh Down on Science, asking… Remember your high school days? That time you threw up in front of your crush? Want to erase those embarrassing memories? Meet Briana Chen from Columbia University and colleagues from Boston University.

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