Get in Line

  Hey, mister – no cuts!   This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science.   Standing in line for a latte — such a twenty-first century problem! But pity the poor extinct trilobites – their fossils are STILL waiting in line!   What’s a trilobite? It’s

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Heart of a Whale

  Be still, my beating heart!   This is Sandra Tsing Loh with The Loh Down on Science.   Healthy human heart rates range from about sixty to one hundred beats per minute. Too slow or too fast – we feel lightheaded and weak. How about blue whales? They are

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Fearless Gut

  Should I follow my brain or my heart? How about my gut?!   This is Sandra Tsing Loh with The Loh Down on Science.   Our guts are filled with microbiomes made of viruses, bacteria, and fungi. These microorganisms have a HUGE impact on our health. Even small changes

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Spider Stitches

  Did I just walk into a spider web? Eeew!   This is Sandra Tsing Loh with The Loh Down on Science.   Having surgery? That means…stitches!. And getting stitches is about as fun as… well, getting stitches. Any way we can avoid those needles?   Hyunwoo Yuk and Claudia

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Tongue-Tied T Rex

  DINO got your tongue?   This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science.   Dinosaurs are making a comeback… on screen that is! Movies like Jurassic Park had to imagine what these fierce creatures looked like. But have you ever wondered if they had it wrong?

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Ant-nihilate Traffic

  What’s the ants-er to road-rage?   This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying, perchance – it’s ANTS!   Ugh, traffic. Right? We’re all just trying to get from point A to point B! What’s the hold-up?   Audrey Dussutour at Toulouse University in France

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Salamander Limbs

  Oh my aching joints! If only knees grew on trees!   This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science.   When a salamander gets grabbed by the tail – off it comes. He just grows a new one! Amphibians that can grow back limbs have special

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Veggie Tales

  It’s flu season… for PLANTS?!?   This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science.   Like us, plants catch viruses. Their home remedy? Plants use molecular scissors to break viruses into tiny pieces. These bits of genetic material are replicated, creating small interfering RNA’s — or

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Stopwatch or Tattoo

  Tick-tock – TIME to get a tattoo? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Out for a run? You need a good stopwatch! But ouch…that chafing wristband! What about a glowing stopwatch display, right on your hand? Scientists have already developed these, but they need

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