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Why is Cookie Monster blue? Discuss! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Does your kid watch too much TV? Researchers believe that excessive screen time can negatively impact a child’s development. But can we reduce its harmful effects? Enter Prachi Shah at University of Michigan

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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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Smells Delicious!

Snack time! Brownie or…cucumber?  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Our prehistoric ancestors hunted for high-calorie prey to survive. Fortunately, WE don’t have to hunt farther than the nearest cafeteria for our next meal. But do we still have the instincts to sniff out the

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Fossil Fishing

One fish, two fish, red fish…male fish? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. The Coast Salish people have lived around Burrard Inlet, Canada for thousands of years. Their present-day descendents harvest salmon, a practice passed down by oral tradition. What’s their secret for keeping the

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Carpenter’s Secret

It’s “Tool Time!” This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. All those hours watching “Home Improvement” reruns paid off — you’ve finally built your dream bookshelf! But was all that sawing, hammering, and nail-biting worth it?  If only you could just bend wood to your will!

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Scents and Scents-ability

Is this milk still good to drink? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying…. I’ll just sniff…ohh ugh no! Down the sink it goes! Our sense of smell helps us avoid expired milk – and other dangers! But how do our brains process these stinky

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Fla-mingling

What do you call a pink bird who loves to socialize? A fla-mingle!  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. We all love to primp for a party – flamingos are no exception! They rub their cheeks on a gland by their tails to keep their

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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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