Alphabet Soup-er

Learning your A-B-Cs? Piece of cake!  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying — You just have to remember the song! But what if the language you’re learning doesn’t have A-B-Cs? What’s the best way to learn a foreign alphabet – reading, typing or writing?

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Vocabulary Exercise

Could joining the swim team turn your kid into a spelling champ?  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Jumping jacks and burpees can help us lose holiday pounds… AND master that Sunday crossword! That’s right! Studies show exercise helps improve brain activity. But what’s the

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Freshman Fifteen

Hey, freshmen – is college WEIGHING on you – literally? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Rumor has it – college students end their first year heavier, and not just in knowledge! But is the FRESHMAN FIFTEEN really a thing?  Enter Yangyang Deng and team

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Sound Asleep?

Shh, don’t wake the baby! She’s busy learning… This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. “Mama, dada, MORE!!”… Babies pick up words so quickly! When kids memorize words, specific regions of the brain go into hyper-drive. But where does this speed-learning take place in BABIES’ brains??

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Cocoa Relaxer

Feeling stressed? Drink some cocoa! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Ten minutes ‘til my meeting and traffic’s at a crawl! Guess what? Blood flow can be choked in a similar way when you feel stress affecting your heart! Is there a chocolate flavored solution?

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APP Yourself!

Personalized plates! Personalized toys! Personalized … personality?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Want to be more sociable, conscientious, considerate? You’re in luck – there’s an app for that!  That’s right – Mirjam Stieger from Brandeis University and team have developed a personalized personality APP.

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Nap or Play?

Playtime – seventeen minutes! Naptime – thirty minutes! Are we on schedule? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Kids need sleep AND sports. But how much of each should go into a healthy recipe? Emily Ng from University of South Australia and colleagues set out

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Who’s Thirsty

Who’s thirsty? Harry Potter says … AGUAMENTE! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. That’s the wizarding charm to summon clean water with the wave of a wand! What if we could do the same – pull water from the air? Enter Iwan Haechler and colleagues

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Outsider’s Tragedy

What’s not out about being IN? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Someone got a flat tire on the highway – poor guy! You would definitely stop to help a friend, but hesitate when it’s a stranger… why? Inbal Ben-Ami Bartal from UC Berkeley and

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Hydrogen Sensor

Hydrogen logo on gas stations fuel dispenser. h2 combustion engine for emission free ecofriendly transport. 3d rendering — Stock Image & Photo

Hydrogen power! It can take us up into outer space or down the freeway! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Potato chips, gummy worms, awesome playlist – ready for a road trip!  Or . . . ALMOST ready! To get from L.A. to San Diego

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