Owl-Tech

Is noise from ABOVE turning you into a night owl? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. YAWN… Time for bed… until… SWOOOSH! Another loud airplane blows over your house! Noise pollution is more than annoying. It has negative impacts on humans AND animals. How can

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Liar, Liar!

Liar liar, pants on… what was that saying again? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Think quick! When’s the last time you lied?… It takes time to think of a good cover story, doesn’t it? Is that the key to spotting a liar? Aldert Vrij

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Chill Pill

Pain got you HOT HEADED? Take a chill pill! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Pain is no fun for anyone. We FEEL it because our nerves send pain signals from wounds to our brains. Mercifully, we can stop our nerves from sending those signals.

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The Fruit-tan of Youth

Is the fountain of youth… a smoothie?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. A healthy diet is essential for keeping our brains youthful, but not all foods are equal. With LONG lists of “superfoods” circulating the internet – kale, broccoli, cocoa nibs – where do

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Neck and Neck

Let’s address the GIRAFFE in the room?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science – or High Up!  YOUR neck can get pretty sore from craning upward looking at the giraffes at the zoo. But how did THEY get such loooong necks? It doesn’t happen overnight!

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Timely Training

Are you a morning songbird, or a night owl?  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. We all know exercise is good for your health! Some people do it in the A-M… others prefer night. Does the time of your workout matter?  Enter Paul Arciero from

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Crazy for Catnip

Hey Garfield, don’t bogart that catnip! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Our feline friends love to trip out on CERTAIN plants! Does all that euphoric chewing and rubbing have any other PAW-sitive effects? Plants like catnip and silvervine make chemicals called iridoids. When they’re

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Dandelion Tech

Ahhh. . . Time to stop and smell the flowers.  Or count them? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. A hike can be lovely AND informative… but there are spots we just can’t reach. That’s not just a problem for hikers. Climatologists also need to

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Luscious Locks

What’s the secret to luscious locks? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Hair loss happens naturally! But can it be stopped? Or, what makes hair GROW so we can keep our heads full of it? Yingzi Liu and scientists from around the world collaborated to

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