Croc Meets Bach

Photo of a crocodile laying in wet sand

Do crocodiles like the Crocodile Rock …or do they prefer classical? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science.  When you get a concussion, doctors use an MRI to take pictures of your brain. Remember that big hollow tube that patients lie down inside of on Grey’s

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Password Patrol

Yikes…fxz4319ldos?  ANOTHER password to remember?!!? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science.  Everything needs an online password these days!. Preferably a strong one, to ward off cyber criminals. But who’s to judge what makes a password STRONG?  Enter Steven Furnell from the University of Plymouth. He

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Candy Crash

Sugar RUSH or sugar CRUSH? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Sweet treats… A guilty pleasure! Sure, they’re bad for our health. But donuts, candies and sodas can definitely lift our spirits! Or can they?! Konstantinos Mantantzis from Humboldt University of Berlin wondered. He and

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Field of Greens

The grass is always greener… and TALLER? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Perfect green lawn? It’s the American dream! Even in the cities, we do our best to keep the grass trimmed, but is this a GOOD thing? Christopher Watson at the University of Quebec

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Ice Beneath My Wings

Could melting ice be ELECTRIFYINGLY hot?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. At cruising altitude, airplanes can start icing over because of the freezing temperatures. The ice makes flying difficult. How do pilots deal with it? They blow EXTREMELY hot air over their wings to

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Road to Grapeness

Do slippery roads mean…sour grapes? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. When winter weather causes dangerous driving, salt is often used to melt the ice and make streets less slippery. But is this for the best? Mehdi Honarvar Nazari from Washington State University doesn’t think

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Weighing Ages

With age comes wisdom…and weight? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. In high school, you can inhale Twinkies and stay beanpole thin, but that changes with time. Oh, the beer bellies! The love handles! WHYYYYY??!! Peter Arner from Karolinska Institute says it could all be

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Feline Love

Cat got your… socio-cognitive attachment? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Unlike dogs, household cats tend to act like they own the place. They SEEM notoriously aloof and independent. But are they really? Kristyn Vitale from Oregon State University and her team tested how attached

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Flying in Hot

Superman versus…The Human Torch?!! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. What if our planes could fly “faster than a speeding bullet” – like Superman? But high speeds cause aircraft surfaces to get REALLY hot! How can we cool our jets? Enter Zhe Liu from Florida

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Now Hair This

Are you a Lion King…or more of a Bald Eagle? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. We do our best to keep our hair looking luscious and thick.  But is a thick mane REALLY better or stronger? Wen Yang from UC San Diego and her

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