Flier Friendly

Wind farm on a green mountain terrain

Frequent fliers? More like frequent colliders! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Here you are, a bird in flight, minding your own business. Suddenly – SQUAWK! OH NO! A WIND FARM! Fly back!!! Wind energy might help save the planet, but it’s deadly to birds.

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Eight Arms to Hold You

Octopus arms

Go, go, octopus arms! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. When it comes to arms, octopuses have PLENTY! Their suction-cupped arms have terrified us in horror movies. But do we really know them? Lena Van Giesen and her team at Harvard University looked deeper. The

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Visible Water

Moon and stars

Dream vacation of the future? How about…the Moon! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying, well….someday! Imagine…you’re just finishing your first tour of the lunar surface. All that crater-hopping can make you thirsty!  But wait… who packed the water?! NASA’s Casey Honniball says: don’t worry!

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Backyard Feast

Bird on a garden chair

Is your charming backyard a wildlife buffet? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Now that you’ve built your dream outdoor living space, could it be inviting foraging animals? Did that “wascally wabbit” raid your garden for tasty carrots? Enter Christopher Hansen and colleagues from the

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Happy Memories

Kid having fun on the beach shore

Remember the happiest day of your life? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying you probably remember a LOT about it! Could positivity be the key to keeping our memories fresh? Emily Hittner and colleagues put their minds to it. They recruited a thousand people

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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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Canine Brain

Dog smiling looking at the camera

Your dog loves you, NOT because you’re beautiful! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Puppies — they’re adorable! But do they think WE’RE cute? Nora Bunford and her team from Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest also wondered. They used MRI scanners to measure the brain

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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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Magic Tablecloth

Pears on a tablecloth

Move over, Gordon Ramsey! We’ve got mealtime covered! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Choosing what to make for dinner can be a Kitchen Nightmare! But what if someone – or some-THING –made the decision for you? Te-Yen Wu and colleagues at Dartmouth University have

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