Storage Wars

Five tomates attached by the vine in a woden bowl.

You say “tomato.”  I say, “Counter or fridge?” This is Sandra Tsing Loh with The Loh Down on Science. Tomatoes! They can be the most delectable food on the planet — or taste like cardboard.  Why? Larissa Kanski and colleagues at the University of Göttingen, Germany were curious. They wondered

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Fishless Fish Food

Vietnamese fish market, fish food, seafood

Watch out! It’s a fish-eat-fish world!  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with The Loh Down on Science. How do you farm fish? Turns out, you STILL need to catch fish — to feed the ones you’re farming! Almost thirty million tons of wild herring, sardines and anchovies are caught each

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Curing Bad Eyesight

Person holding glasses to eye chart

Has print gotten twice as tiny? Or is my eyesight not what it used to be? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with The Loh Down on Science, saying… EYE am not the only one!  Most people experience declining eyesight as they get older. They find it difficult to distinguish colors

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Vanishing Planets

Who can solve the Case of the Vanishing Planet…?  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with The Loh Down on Science… and a cold case from outer space. In two thousand four, the Hubble Space Telescope snapped a photo of the planet Fomalhaut-b.  Astronomers noticed something odd about Foh-b. It wasn’t

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Antarctic Rainforests

Rainforest overlooked by cold, volcanic mountains.

Antarctica – land of ice, snow and…pine trees??? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with The Loh Down on Science. Today, Antarctica is a snowy desert. That’s why it’s always colored white on a map! But has it always been this way? Enter Johann Klages and the Science Team of Expedition

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Erasable Plastic

Plastic waterbottle floating underwater in ocean.

Plastic ocean trash…Now you see it! Now you don’t? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with The Loh Down on Science. More than twelve million tons of plastic gets lost in the ocean every year! That’s the weight of almost SIXTY THOUSAND blue whales! Can’t we make some of that plastic

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Write a Video

Hand typing on laptop where the screen shows a video being edited.

…and the Best Home Video award goes to…your computer?? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with The Loh Down on Science. All those old home videos – what a mess! How will I ever pull together that birthday montage?! Enter Miao Wang and scientists from Tsinghua University in Beijing. They’ve developed

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Sipping Seawater

How about a refreshing glass of… seawater? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with The Loh Down on Science. What water shortage? Earth is covered in water! But only one percent is drinkable – the rest is salty seawater! And desalinating it takes LOTS of energy! Zhenyuan Xu and scientists at Shanghai

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