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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Open Com-MOO-nication

Do cows com-MOO-nicate? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Dr. Dolittle can talk to the animals – why can’t we?  This would be great for dairy farmers tending their cows. Because happy cows make happy milk! Alexandra Green from University of Sydney and her team

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Good to the Bone

Oh SNAP! Was that a bone fracture? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying.. Broken bones are no joke! They take forever to heal… until now? Enter Shyni Varghese from Duke University and her team. They believe they have found a key player to speed

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Tongue-Tied T Rex

DINO got your tongue? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Dinosaurs are making a comeback… on screen that is! Movies like Jurassic Park had to imagine what these fierce creatures looked like. But have you ever wondered if they had it wrong? Enter an international

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Early Education

Talk about a Head Start program! Can eggs learn BEFORE they hatch? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. American bullfrogs are like a virus. They can quickly spread and destroy a balanced ecosystem with their insatiable appetite. So why is it so hard to stop

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Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Think YOU’VE got a helpful neighbor? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Good neighbors reach out in times of need. But can plants do the same? Meet Martin Bader and Sebastian Leuzinger from Auckland University of Technology. They were hiking in New Zealand when they

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Let It Snow

Why bring coals to Newcastle…or snow to Antarctica? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. As the earth warms due to climate change, the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is melting into the ocean. This rise in global sea level poses catastrophic threats to coastal cities world-wide.

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