(Un)treatable Disease

Up close photo of cute cat.

It’s a medical miracle — for cats!!  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. We would love to have our furry friends with us forever! However, a DEMON called Feline Infectious Peritonitis, or F.I.P, may rob cats of all nine of their lives.  F.I.P is a

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Rebuilding Plastic

Large pile of Legos

Is chemistry, ooh. . . as easy as playing with Legos?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Plastic bags, soda bottles, candy wrappers … Polyethylene (PE) is EVERYWHERE! It’s made from petrochemicals and recycling it usually requires high temperatures — which gobble up energy! Is

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Present Time

Colorful shopping bags surrounding a woman doing online shopping.

Bought a onesie for my friend’s newborn, and now EVERY ad I get is baby-centric!  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying… Online shopping algorithms sure learn fast! Hey- YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE diapers, baby wipes, a nursing bra … What? When you make seasonal

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Bandage Diagnosis

Image shows the microneedle-based skin patch from article which can be used for rapid medical testing.

Doc – it’s been two days! Where are my medical results? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. You’ve come down with a bug, so you took a blood test. Now, you’re waiting for the results AND a huge medical bill. Is there a faster —

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Kitty Cat Secret

Kitten

LOL! A cat rubbing its face all over its toys! SO CUTE! Or is it? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Kitty LOVES catnip and SILVER VINE – a plant that has the same magic as catnip! But is it all about pure feline pleasure?

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Early Bird Mozart

Baby playing a colorful xylophone

The early bird gets the… Grammy Award?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Talk about Baby Mozart! Little Wolfgang started his music training at four. So did Yo-Yo Ma! Could an early start be the key to legendary musical skills? Laura Wesseldijk from Karolinska Institute

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River Tales

Otrar landscape nowadays (ghost town)

What has a mouth but doesn’t speak? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Busy markets, plentiful farms, streets filled with Silk Road caravans… The oasis city of Otrar! A thousand years ago, Otrar was a part of the flourishing river civilization in Central Asia. It’s

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Raindrop Power

Snowed mountain

Ain’t no mountain high enough! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. We’ve all heard that catchy song! But..can mountains be raised, valleys lowered, and rivers widened? Rain may have the power to do all! But how? Byron Adams from the University of Bristol and collaborators

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Virtual Therapy

Virtual reality setting for online therapy

Game time! …..with your therapist? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. These days, everything happens online – even therapy! Though it can be tough to open up online. But hey. . . What if you could meet your therapist in a virtual setting, like in

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