Take a Break

Lookin’ for treats in all the wrong places? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying – maybe your brain needs a break! When we study, brain cells called neurons form new knowledge connections — a roadway between facts! When we recall the material? BRAINBLAST! Our

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Octopus Gloves

Octopus man, octopus man, does whatever an octopus can!  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science As a kid, did you ever swim to the bottom of the pool to grab a toy? Pretty hard, wasn’t it. What can we learn about grabbing things underwater from

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Brewtiful Lasers

Need a QUICK pick me up? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science saying… Don’t you just love cold brew? It’s iced coffee’s less acidic, less bitter cousin. But, it normally takes over TWELVE hours to make! Is there a FASTER way to get that same

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Bubble Energy Generator

Air power plus water power equals… BUBBLE POWER?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Who doesn’t love blowing bubbles? It takes ENERGY though. So where does that energy go when they POP? Can we harness it? As a bubble forms, the gas inside pushes against

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Let’s Get Risky

Birds of a feather take risks together! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. You’re finally making enough money to invest. But should you buy relatively safe bonds or riskier index funds? What’s everyone else buying? And how do their choices affect yours? Wataru Toyokawa and

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Muting Moths

SHHHH! I’m trying to SLEEP.  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science.  City noise is a big issue. But not for moths! Their scaly wings literally have NOISE-CANCELING abilities – it keeps them from becoming bat food. Could MOTHS offer a solution for noise pollution? Thomas

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Woven Hearts

Cardiovascular patients take heart! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Heart problems are notoriously hard to treat. Hearts can’t repair themselves like other organs… But can artificial hearts fill the literal void? Huibin Chang’s team of researchers at Harvard explored what they thought was the

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Babbling Baby Birds

Boo Boo, stop parroting everything I say! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science… saying… Babies seem to know what they’re talking about… but how do we go from “goo-goo-ga-ga” to sophisticated languages?  Rory Eggleston and Karl Berg from the University of Texas looked at birds

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Antiprism-tastic!

What’s the difference between the Baltimore World Trade Center and New York’s One World Tower?  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying —  One is a prism and the other is an ANTIprism! 3D prisms have two parallel shapes connected with rectangles. Think — cereal

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Talkin’ Batty

HELP! Turn on the bat-signal! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Like birds, bats have wings. But they’re actually mammals like humans! Like us, they’re social creatures and have to learn to talk to one another. How? Ahana Fernandez, from Leibniz Institute for Evolution and

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