Water Works

Why did the water cross the membrane? To get to the other side of course! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Water works in many amazing ways, including inside our own cells! But how do we study something as invisible as water? Antoine Vian from

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Derailing Diabetes

A cure for diabetes? So you’re telling me there’s a chance? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Type one diabetes is a debilitating illness caused by a malfunction in the body’s defense system. The body attacks its own insulin-producing cells; these control blood sugar, our

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Hair Hazard

Is your hairstyle … HAZARDOUS?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. No, this isn’t about the time I got my hair caught in the pasta press. We’re talking volatile organic compounds, or VOCs. These are chemicals discharged into the air as gas; some are toxic.

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Hello Darkness My Old Friend

Lights out! You’re killing the ocean VIBES, man! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. And by VIBES, I mean HABITAT. Beachfront development brings more artificial light to coastlines. This can disrupt animal mating and migration, especially at night. Sea turtle hatchlings emerge from the nest

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Pregnancy Takes Guts!

Oof! Was that a kick? Or a GUT feeling? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Creating life takes work! Just ask mice: they carry multiple babies in their tummies at once. How do those mousey mom’s do it? Could good gut health be the key

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Babbling Birds

Wait, what did you SQUAWK? I didn’t quite catch that! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. For humans speaking different languages, Google translate is a lifesaver! But for the many voices of the animal kingdom, does a natural translator exist? Enter Claire Spottiswoode and Brian

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Unalike Identical Twins

Soup or Salad? Give me two of the same! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Eating less meat improves heart health. Research has shown. However, diet studies are often muddled by differences in genetics and lifestyle choices among individuals. So why don’t we compare TWINS

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The Sound of Our Bodies

We are aliveeee with the sooounds of our boooodiess! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. From beats to burps, our bodily functions continuously make sounds – *RASPBERRY*… Wasn’t me… Anyway, changes or stops in bodily sounds can indicate a problem. What sort of problem? Enter

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Deep-Sea Stress

Bad day? If you’re a Jellyfish, WATER you gonna do about it? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Yes, even deep-sea jellyfish get stressed out! Their habitats are changing. Buried sediments are getting stirred up from the ocean floor by deep-sea mineral mining. On top

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Walk Like A Robot

I would walk five hundred miles …. with robotic help?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Everytime we move, we use energy. And we’re supposed to get in HOW MANY steps in a day? I’m tired just WALKING about it! So Juneil Park and researchers

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