Unbreak My Heart

What becomes of the broken hearted? Ask your doctor! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, asking… Is a broken heart just a metaphor? Or. .. Could emotional stress actually cause PHYSICAL damage? Well, doctors have begun to recognize that it does. “Broken heart syndrome” –

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Greasy Grimy Guts!

Ah, the vulture! It’s not just another pretty face. This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Let’s face it. Vultures like their meat a little older and rottener than the rest of us do. It’s unorthodox, but it works for them. Still, it seems strange that

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The Planet Well-Bean

Beans, beans, the magical fruit. The more you eat, the more you… clean up the environment? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Turns out, legumes like beans and peas aren’t JUST good for your heart! Researchers from Loma Linda University are tooting about how farty

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Not Too Sweet!

Trying to cut your sugar intake? You may want to drop that Diet Coke! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Equal, Splenda, Stevia – just some of the tempting low-cal sugar alternatives! Who wouldn’t want to savor that sweet, chocolatey cake without the sugary guilt?

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Immunity Assault

Is pouring salt in someone’s wounds a good idea? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying yes! But wait. Scientists have long known that some of the salt we eat gets stored in our skin. But they’ve thought that was a byproduct of salt intake,

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Foreign Imports

Do you have imported genes? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, talking about DNA, not denim. Researchers from the University of Cambridge say humans certainly have genetic imports. The reason? “Horizontal gene transfer.” That’s when genes jump from one species to another. Like from viruses

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Killer Caterpillars

The Very Hungry Caterpillar…is STILL hungry! Watch out!! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Caterpillars love to snack on plants. Poor plants! Since they can’t move, they have few options for self-defense. But one clever plant might a few tricks up its sleeve! John Orrock

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Four-Letter Words

How many four-letter words do you know? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Let’s take “drat.” Rearrange the letters, and you can also make dart, and that’s about it. My point? There’s a limit to how many words you can make with those four letters.

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Head Shake

And now, some mind-blowing news about . . . concussions? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Concussions happen when someone’s brain literally gets shaken inside their skull. Ow! When athletes get knocked on the noggin, coaches may check for concussion on the sidelines. How? By

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