Stimulated Learning

Neuronal connexions

The latest development in learning? It’s literally SHOCKING! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. When you’re learning something new, your brain starts firing electrical pulses. These signals help you track and record information. But – does it work in reverse? Could a jolt of electricity

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Mighty Spongebob

Sponge in the ocean

Does Spongebob Squarepants have the perfect frame? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. We, humans, need our buildings to be nice and sturdy. There are definitely right and VERY wrong ways to put them together. But what’s the LEAST amount of support you need to

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Eye See You

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But what does that MEAN? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. It SEEMS easy to prove we’re seeing the same thing. I see an old blue mug; you see an old blue mug. But do we all

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Make it Snow

Street picture while snowing

Let it snow or MAKE it snow?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Winter is right around the corner! Time to get your skis waxed and skates sharpened! But what if it doesn’t snow? The problem goes deeper than winter sports. Water scarcity is becoming

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Electric Healing

Ribs and vertebral column bones

  Broken bone? No worries–here’s a bandaid! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying…could be true! Broken bones take weeks and weeks to heal. Can we supercharge the healing process? Enter Ritopa Das and researchers from the University of Connecticut. They knew: when a bone

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Smellovision

black and white dog with a disguise nose and glasses

Bring fresh cookies to work – and the entire office is there in minutes! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying HOW does the nose know??. Yuli Wu and researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences have sniffed out a clue. The team hooked up

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Recycling Worms

A small tan and black Superworm

The Earth is DROWNING in plastic! Can we find relief — at the pet store? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Almost ten percent of all plastics are polystyrene. Think: foam cups and to-go boxes. Polystyrene can take HUNDREDS of years to break down. Is

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Drumming Hearts

Does your heart march to the beat of your own drum? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. You may THINK you got rhythm — your body KNOWS it does! Timing is everything when it comes to keeping you alive. Whether it’s breathing or pumping blood, your

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Tiny Gravity

Water droplet falling from unknown object

What goes up must come down – it’s the law! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying – the law of GRAVITY! Gravity keeps us grounded on Earth and keeps us orbiting the Sun. It’s even powerful enough to pull GIGANTIC galaxies toward each other.

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Color by Ear

Seeing is believing, or wait, maybe hearing is! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Turquoise or aqua? Lavender or lilac? If someone tells you the NAME of a color, does that affect how you see it? Lewis Forder and Gary Lupyan of University of Wisconsin Madison wanted

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