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

Continue reading

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

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

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

Continue reading

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

Continue reading

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!

Continue reading

Frozen Fish Sticks

By: Racine Rangel Jump on in – the subzero Arctic water is fine! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science and a chilling case. What’s it like to live in the coldest location on the planet? Polar ice caps, bitter snow storms, and below freezing temperatures.

Continue reading