Buzzing Cities

Why does this place have so much BUZZ anyway?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science.  Would you rather live in an empty lot, full of scraggly shrubs, or a beautiful urban garden? WAIT, plot twist… you’re a BEE. Where would you make your bee-home in

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Doppelgänger DNA

Who was the star in Black Swan? Natalie Portman or Keira Knightly?  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science.  Doppelgangers are people who look alike, but aren’t related! We might see these look-alikes in our real lives. Even celebrities have them!  But do these duos share

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Watery Windows

Electric bill got you sweatin’? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science… saying… Open the blinds! Windows let in natural light …… but also HEAT. Then you have to spend MORE MONEY cooling your house. Why don’t they make BETTER windows?! Jia Fu from Wuhan University

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Rapid tests, safer sex!

Can a thirty minute test save your life? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Doctors need fast and reliable tests to diagnose sexually transmitted infections, or STIs. Since 20-19, methods for rapid S-T-I detection haven’t been sensitive or fast enough.  How can we test AND

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Lights Out

Don’t even THINK about unplugging my night light! I’ll get scared!  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science… saying… Light can affect our mood for sure. But what exactly happens in our brains when we see light?  Shai Sabbah and team from University of Pittsburgh wondered.

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Monkeying Business

Play Fortnite, don’t play with me! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. There are oodles of studies about the power of play to teach kids social skills. But what about when adults play with each other? Do adults get more out of play than just

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Mighty Spongebob

Sponge in the ocean

Does Spongebob Squarepants have the perfect frame? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. We, humans, need our buildings to be nice and sturdy. There are definitely right and VERY wrong ways to put them together. But what’s the LEAST amount of support you need to

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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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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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Grumpy or Gracious

Stayed up last night binging Star Wars: The Last Rehash? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science saying… It’s time to hit the hay! Sleep helps us fight off diseases and think clearly. But why does sleep deprivation make us so… GRUMPY? Eti Ben Simon and

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