Eye-deal Solution

You can’t hide your aging eyes…  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Is it me, or are these crossword puzzles getting SMALLER?? Age-related vision problems can be caused by a gradual loss in photoreceptors. Those are special cells inside the eye that catch light to

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Curing Bad Eyesight

Person holding glasses to eye chart

Has print gotten twice as tiny? Or is my eyesight not what it used to be? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with The Loh Down on Science, saying… EYE am not the only one!  Most people experience declining eyesight as they get older. They find it difficult to distinguish colors

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Little Champs

How do kids have so much BLEEPING energy? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Young children can scream and run around all day. It’s like they have enough energy to be Olympic athletes… But could they really? Anthony Birat and colleagues at Clermont-Auvergne University decided

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Aging Brains

I’ve fallen — and my BRAIN can’t get up! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. It’s no secret that aging can cause mental decline. But sometimes our bodies feel older than our brains, and vice versa! What gives?! Manu Goyal and colleagues at Washington University

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Seeing the Blues

Angry birds… there’s hidden danger! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. These days, we spend a LOT of face time with our electronic devices.  But whether we notice or not, these gadgets emit a LOT of blue light. Should we be concerned? To find out,

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Self-Driving Safety

With great autonomous vehicles, comes great autonomous responsibility! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. As we age, our reaction time slows and driving gets trickier. The solution? Self-driving cars! However, most autonomous cars require alert drivers ready to take control in an emergency. What if

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Aging Bat-ifully

Hey, influencers – have you heard about BEAUTY TIPS from BATS? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. For most mammals, the smaller they are, the shorter their lifespan. But not bats! If humans played by bat rules, we’d live past a hundred and fifty! What

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Sarcast-O-Meter

Bless your heart. Does our snark detector fade as we age? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Psychologists in Scotland wanted to know. Because as we get older, some brain tissue loses connectivity. It’s perfectly normal, but causes us to perceive things differently. For example,

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Achy Break Joints

Pop, lock, and… ouch! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Over twenty million people in the U-S suffer from joint pain, or osteoarthritis. Our joints are cushioned by cartilage. As we age, this cushion wears down but doesn’t grow back. Current treatments manage the pain

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Little Champs

How do kids have so much BLEEPING energy? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Young children can scream and run around all day. It’s like they have enough energy to be Olympic athletes… But could they really? Anthony Birat and colleagues at Clermont-Auvergne University decided

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