Baby Shark Food

What has rows of sharp pearly whites?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying… BABY SHARK! Mighty Jaws sits on top of the oceanic food throne. Where adult white sharks munch on marine mammals, like dolphins, found near the water’s surface. But when you’re a

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Babblin’ Baby Bats

Who’s my widdle-bitty-batty baby? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying…BAT got your tongue? You’ve heard it! A change in pitch and EXAGGERATED expression – it’s baby talk. For humans, baby talk is important for speech development. BUT what if you’re a BAT? Meet Ahana

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Tree Lickers

A koala bear sitting in a tree grabbing a branch

THIRSTY…but stuck in a tree?!   This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Sleeping for twenty hours, snacking for the other four? No, it’s not my COVID-nineteen work schedule – it’s a typical koala bear day! But HOW do koalas stay hydrated with such a “BUSY” routine?

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Bumblebee Gardening 101

Bumblebee crawling on a pink flower

What’s black and yellow and has a green thumb?  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying… Bumblebee gardeners!? We know bees buzz around gardens, collecting pollen from flowers. But climate change is altering WHEN flowers bloom. Until the flowers show up, there’s no pollen for

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Amazonian Landscaper

You need WHAT to regrow a rainforest? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Fire season in the Amazon means acres of deforestation. But there might be a way to regrow some of those trees. How? With help from a rainforest native – the tapir! This fruit-loving mammal

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Dairy Farm

Do you want CHEESE on those chili fries? Sounds tempting, but argh, the lactose. . . This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Cheese, ice cream, whipped cream! SO delicious – but not everyone can digest dairy products. Northern Europeans, however, don’t seem to have a

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Sticky Spiders

Ever seen a spider get stuck in its OWN web?? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying – nope – it doesn’t happen! But WHY? Just ask the sticky web master, Cribellate spiders! Their web silk is covered with tiny nanofibers that make it EXTRA

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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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