Fitter Twitters

Two Sparrows at sunrise

The early bird… hits the high note? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. It’s too early in the morning, but the birds are up and singing already! But why SO early?! Well, are you at YOUR peak idol performance first thing in the morning? Jason

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Bright Lights Big Bumblebees

Bumblebee in a pink flower with a fence behind

What’s the buzz happening in our cities? Literally! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Tall buildings, hectic roads. Our cities are enough to make humans feel small! But what about the critters buzzing around our balconies and parkways? Take bumblebees–how have they adjusted to city

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Dam-ming Evidence

Beaver biting a piece of wood

  Does the Arctic have a…GNAWING problem? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Shorts and sandals in the Arctic? It’s getting warm up there! And like many humans, some animals love the warmer climates. Melting ice means summer homes on the tundra! But is there

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Gene-ius Solutions

Close picture of a mosquito

  It’s the deadliest animal in the world! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Turn down the Jaws theme song! MOSQUITOES are the real villain. These tiny pests spread diseases, like Zika and malaria, through their bites. A way to control this deadly creature is

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Antsy for Answers

An areal shot of a group of black ants on red dirt.

Ants! They’re tiny, they’re mighty, they’re – master coders? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. How are hungry ants like scientists? Check out an anthill! Here ants wander randomly, searching until they reach their target. Scientists might also try a million paths before that EUREKA

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Squeaky Gains

Big mouse chewing on something.

Trying to get healthy? So are mice! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Turns out, our furry friends share our aging woes of round bellies and weak muscles. What if we could lose flab and get strong in one stroke? Alexander Pfeifer and colleagues from

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Pennies for Loneliness

Stack of coins with clock in background

Ka-ching! Money can’t buy happiness, but can it buy LONELINESS? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Deborah Ward and colleagues from the University at Buffalo wondered. The researchers surveyed almost a thousand people. They asked questions like, how much time did you spend alone in

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Head in the Game

Headphones, playstation controller, keyboard and coffee mug.

Grand Theft Auto, Animal Crossing, Mario Kart – video games are just mindless fun – right? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Gamers will tell you that games are serious business. It takes HOURS of practice to “get to master level”. So how do game

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Gut Feeling

Lady smiling and eating healthy raspberry.

Psst! Is your stomach playing telephone – with your brain? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Let me think… Is it dinner time yet? Your brain keeps tabs on your stomach. Whether it’s time to digest or eat up. But does your gut TALK BACK?!

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Stressing Off Route

a cluster of wooden sign posts all pointing in different directions

Stress got you going in circles…literally? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Left is right – right is wrong – right??!! Aaargh! Could it be stress that’s jamming up your brain’s navigation system? Thackery Brown from Georgia Tech and the team at Stanford memory lab

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