Pika Perseverance

Pikachu? More like pika-EWWW! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. In the Qinghai-Tibetan plateau of Southeast Asia lives the plateau pika – a little rodent the length of a butter knife. BUT plateau life is no small feat! Temperatures can reach negative twenty degrees fahrenheit,

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Batty GPS

Can bats see into the future? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. SWOOP! A black blob dashes by – BATS! Their flight path seems so random – how do these speedy creatures keep track of where they are and where they’re going? Nicholas Dotson and

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Stinky Breath

Does my breath smell bad? Be honest! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Worrying about bad breath is the WORST! And you can’t ask just any stranger to check it for you. But Hamin Shin and researchers from KAIST and Samsung in South Korea want

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Woodland Growth

Ahh, birds chirping, leaves rustling … brains GROWING? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. A nice walk in the woods does wonders for a busy mind. But how does growing up near woods-y areas help DEVELOPING minds? Researcher Mikaël Maes at Imperial College London and

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Leisurely Lunch

Open wide — Here comes the airplane!  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Bribing, begging, bargaining…we’ve tried EVERYTHING to get our kids to eat their greens. But could it just be a matter of … TIME?  Enter Xanna Burg and colleagues from the University of

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Dyno-mites!

If you can’t stand the heat – get out of the beehive!  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Bees are THE SWEETEST. But varroa destructor mites decimate THOUSANDS of bee colonies every year!  Chemical pesticides for these mites can be toxic to bees and beekeepers.

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Spread Your Wings

Aww … our nippy little PTERODACTYL is ready to leave the nest!  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Imagine it’s two hundred million years ago. Look, up in the sky — it’s a pterosaur, A-K-A pterodactyl! When do they learn to fly? Right out of

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Risky Business

Love long, lazy strolls? Hate roller coasters? No match – swipe LEFT! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. The bride dreams of skydiving through their vows! But the groom would rather stay on solid ground. Can this marriage survive? Ask Marta Serra-Garcia of UC San

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So A-Peel-ing

Bananas just drive me… BANANAS! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Banana bread, banana smoothies, bananas foster – YUM! But our delicious bananas are in DANGER. A new disease called BXW is wreaking havoc on banana plants, especially in Africa.  Enter Jaindra Tripathi and colleagues

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Blue Light Battle

Time for bed … but first, just ONE MORE TikTok video! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science.  Blue light naturally comes from the sun. But modern humans have developed EXTRA exposure! Think artificial light sources like LED lights, tablets and cell phone screens! How do

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