Beaver Boosters

How can we DAM UP against species extinction?!  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science saying… LEAVE IT TO BEAVER! Biodiversity worldwide is declining. Freshwater ecosystems are among the hardest hit communities! But one mammal is pulling more than its weight to help out its friends. 

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Cool Beans

Don’t even THINK about talking to me before I’ve had my fifth cup of coffee! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. We all have a coffee addict in our lives. Maybe YOU’RE one! Some people just can’t go a day without that bitter bean juice.

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Beak Performance

Gimme a hand here! A third one. This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Ever wish you had an extra arm? No more multiple trips to the car, easier push ups… Sounds HANDY, right? Is there already an animal that can do things like that? Enter

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Silky and Sustainable

Introducing the next heavyweight material champion…SILK! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Plastic…it’s cheap, flexible, durable, colorful…. AND, a nightmare to recycle. Can something else be the new “plastics”?  Enter Zongpu Xu from Zhejiang University, and team. They set out to make a SUPER sustainable

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Hippos in a Pod

It would be HIPPO-critical to say I get along with EVERYONE!  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Hippos communicate with a “wheeze-honk” sound. Think: New York cab drivers, rush hour traffic jam! But what are they REALLY telling each other? Enter Julie Thévenet from the

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Icefish Extravaganza

Grab your south-poles, we’re going ice fishing!  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. The Antarctic Ocean is home to a marine species called Jonah’s icefish. They’re brackish-green in color, and can grow to nearly two feet in length! And they’ve suddenly become VERY popular! Autun

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Pesky Pollen

Help! I’ve POLLEN and I can’t get up! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Welcome, spring — and POLLEN!! I don’t know about you, but it’s got ME sniffling and wheezing. I wonder why pollen holds so much power over me? Enter Ruxandra Cojocaru from

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Fingerprint Frenzy

WHO stole the cookies from the cookie jar? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying… time to dust for prints! Arches, loops, whorls — your fingerprints are just one swirly piece of the puzzle that is YOU! But what determines how your fingerprints look? Jinxi

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Fungal Construction

Doesn’t Bob the Builder seem like a fun-gi? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Wood, steel, concrete – SO last season! What’s the next ‘it’ construction material?  Ross McBee from Columbia University and his teams bet on LIVING BRICKS! They started with brick-shaped molds full

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Confuzzled Cats

Wanna hear something PAW-esome? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. You just want some peace after a long day at work. But that darn cat! It won’t leave you alone, no matter where you hide! What sort of sixth sense are they using to pin

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