Password Patrol

Yikes…fxz4319ldos?  ANOTHER password to remember?!!? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science.  Everything needs an online password these days!. Preferably a strong one, to ward off cyber criminals. But who’s to judge what makes a password STRONG?  Enter Steven Furnell from the University of Plymouth. He

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Spooky Snapshot

Was there life before Instagram?  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. A century ago, Instagram filters didn’t exist. But artists created beautiful, black and white photographic images with an other-worldly effect. This mysterious technique, known as mordançage, makes the black parts of the picture billow

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The Terrible Tribbles

What IS the trouble with tribbles? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Tribbles — they multiply so fast that Captain Kirk was buried in them! But what’s worse? E. coli, responsible for food poisoning. It doubles every twenty minutes! One E. coli quickly becomes a

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Fish College

School’s out — not just for humans, but for. . .  fish?  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Picture a school of fish, all moving in perfect harmony. They all know exactly where to go, right? Wrong! Richard Morris from the University of New South

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Perfect Shot

A physicist, a mathematician, and a chemist walk into a coffee shop…, This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Making your own morning coffee these days? Trying to make your Starbucks “usual” is tough! Behind every cup of Joe is some serious science. How does your

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Group Games

[siiiiiighhh] Dirty dishes in the sink – AGAIN! When will someone clean that up!? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying – someone ELSE, I mean! Stepping up is tough! Whether it’s housework, stopping bullies, or giving blood, no one wants to be the first.

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Superbug Drills

Superbug invasion? Call out the Dynamic Duo!  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. We love our antibiotic superheroes! They help destroy disease-causing microorganisms. But not always! Some deadly superbugs can become resistant to antibiotics by building a mighty fortress against them. What then? An international

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Candy Crash

Sugar RUSH or sugar CRUSH? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Sweet treats… A guilty pleasure! Sure, they’re bad for our health. But donuts, candies and sodas can definitely lift our spirits! Or can they?! Konstantinos Mantantzis from Humboldt University of Berlin wondered. He and

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Martian Air

Summertime, and breathin’s easy… on Mars! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Like Earth, Mars has seasons. As the seasons change, so does its air. But, there’s something strange happening in the atmosphere, and we don’t know why… Melissa Trainer and a group of NASA

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Colorful Eggspression

Which came first – the white egg or the brown egg? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. There’s a reason we wear white after Memorial Day! Dressing in lighter colors helps keep us cool. Bird eggs do the same thing. Light-colored shells keep the embryo

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