Fish Food

Did your sushi eat something fishy? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Most of the fish we eat, like salmon, snack on smaller fish. Raising these carnivores is costly and energy intensive. But not ALL fish eat other fish! About five percent of all fish

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Plastic Wrap

Got germs? Of course you do – they’re EVERYWHERE! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying….how about a lunchbox lifehack?  Could the plastic cling wrap you use for leftovers help ward off bacteria? Meet Sarah Imani and colleagues from McMaster University in Canada. They created

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Stressed Out

Stressed out over grey hair?! Join the club! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Blonde, brunette, redhead — where do all those shades come from? As our hair grows, pigment-producing stem cells slowly turn into colored cells. BUT over time, we start to see some

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Friendly Birdie

You’ve got a friend in… a parrot? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. We all need a helping hand every now and then! Can birds lend a helping…beak? Désirée Brucks from the Max Planck Institute of Ornithology says, yes! She tested two types of parrots.

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Antibiotic Venom

Smackdown! Scorpion venom versus resistant bacteria, who will win? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Scorpion stings pack a painful punch! But how do they fare in the fighting ring against smaller foes: antibiotic-resistant bacteria? Enter Richard Zare and colleagues from the National Autonomous University

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Veggie Vision

Sesame Street…or CELERY Street? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Brussel sprouts or brownies? Hmm…which will MY kid choose? We’ve all heard you are what you eat. BUT what if you are what you WATCH? Meet Frans Folkvord of Tilburg University and team! They wondered

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Get in Line

Hey, mister – no cuts! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Standing in line for a latte — such a twenty-first century problem! But pity the poor extinct trilobites – their fossils are STILL waiting in line! What’s a trilobite? It’s an ancient marine arthropod.

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Salamander Limbs

Oh my aching joints! If only knees grew on trees! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. When a salamander gets grabbed by the tail – off it comes. He just grows a new one! Amphibians that can grow back limbs have special proteins known as

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Ancient Brew

It’s Miller time…in ancient Egypt? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. That beer’s been in the back of the fridge for months. You check the date – are we still using the Gregorian calendar? Doesn’t matter – still good! How?! Archeologist Mohamed Farag from Cairo

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Armored Fish

Swimming with piranhas? You’d have to be one tough cookie! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. What animal is longer than two mailboxes and loves the water? The arapaima! These giant fish live in piranha-infested waters of the Amazon river. Yet, they NEVER get bitten!

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