More Green Please!

Plant parents – this one’s for you! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. There’s something magical about hiking, gardening, and being around greenery. But say you’re not very… uh… active. Can you still get those bennies just by going outside?  Enter Marcia Jimenez and colleagues

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Super Skin

Wearable tech… for your BIRTHDAY SUIT?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Imagine losing your sense of touch. You can move and pick things up, put your clothes on… But… no feelings!  Could we improve touch sensitivity? Enter Anna Coclite and team at Graz University

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Owl-Tech

Is noise from ABOVE turning you into a night owl? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. YAWN… Time for bed… until… SWOOOSH! Another loud airplane blows over your house! Noise pollution is more than annoying. It has negative impacts on humans AND animals. How can

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Liar, Liar!

Liar liar, pants on… what was that saying again? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Think quick! When’s the last time you lied?… It takes time to think of a good cover story, doesn’t it? Is that the key to spotting a liar? Aldert Vrij

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Dandelion Tech

Ahhh. . . Time to stop and smell the flowers.  Or count them? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. A hike can be lovely AND informative… but there are spots we just can’t reach. That’s not just a problem for hikers. Climatologists also need to

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Undercover Reefs

Coral reefs are beautiful… but are they also a good place to eat? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Coral reefs act as grocery stores for marine life. The reef’s lacy structures allow local coral, fish, and invertebrates to exchange resources. But climate change is

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Million-Eyed Camera

Doggie Insta time! Hey! Stay put you two!! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Cameras nowadays can do amazing things. But trying to focus on two subjects at different distances… is still pretty fuzzy. How can we take a prettier picture? Enter Qingbin Fan and

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Bye-Bye Bad Knees!

I could jump for joy! BUT… MY ARTHRITIS!!! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Our knees absorb one and a half times our body weight. That wear and tear adds up as we age. And it hurts! Is the only solution…the dreaded KNEE REPLACEMENT? Thanh

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Growing Arms and Legs

Salamanders, starfish and lizards, oh my! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Lost your tail? Muscles, blood, and nerves with a side of skin please!  These lucky amphibians can naturally regrow lost limbs. They contain stem cells throughout their life that can turn into…well…anything! Could

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