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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Sensing CDs

Got a box of old CDs collecting dust? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. The digital age is sending our old media to the landfill. This e-waste creates toxic pollution. Is there a better use for old CDs? Matthew Brown and team from Binghamton University

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Hangry for a Happy Meal

Hey! Hey!! Why so “HANGRY”?? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. You missed breakfast, the vending machine ate your money, now you’re mad… UGH! But is your empty tummy ACTUALLY causing your irritated feelings?  Viren Swami and fellow researchers from Austria investigated this question. They

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Seagrass Saviors

Seagrass in your hair? Yuck!? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. The ocean collects a lot of things: shipwrecks, plastic…And harmful bacteria from sewage. These sickening microbes can result in a trip to the hospital…or worse! Where can we find a safe place to play

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Hair, Hair, Everywhere!

What’d you say? I can’t HAIR you! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. We associate hair coming out our ears with aging… and aging with… well… hearing loss. But could hair in our ears actually make our hearing less… fuzzy? Our ears actually have MILLIONS

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Shop a Latte?

How ‘bout a caffeine charged shopping spree?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science saying..  Doesn’t that sound like the perfect pairing? Get that Joe and GOOO through those aisles – snatch up those bargains! But how does caffeine ACTUALLY impact our spending? Dipanyan Biswas from

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Goodbye Sunshine

There’s a bright future for farming…  in the dark? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Life on earth depends on the sun. You know it, I know it… FARMERS… KNOW IT. But photosynthesis–how crops use sunlight to synthesize fuel from carbon dioxide and water–is actually

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Art’s Content

Love the Louvre, but can’t go to Paris? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Art can make us feel happy, calm, and peaceful. But not everyone has a museum in their neighborhood! Is there a hack?  Enter MacKenzie Trupp from the University of Vienna and

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Remem-BAT That

Bad memory making you BATTY?  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. I know an AMAZING taco stand! I just can’t recall where it is! How do other species remember where to get a bite?  Enter May Dixon and team from the University of Texas, Austin.

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