Ancient Brew

It’s Miller time…in ancient Egypt? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. That beer’s been in the back of the fridge for months. You check the date – are we still using the Gregorian calendar? Doesn’t matter – still good! How?! Archeologist Mohamed Farag from Cairo

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Dry Maya

DID the Mayans predict the end of their own civilization? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Ancient Mayan glyphs predicted the end of the world in two thousand twelve. Well, we’re still here, but the Mayans aren’t! What happened? Some believe it was starvation caused

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Versatile Vanilla

Variety is the spice of life, but me – I just put vanilla in everything! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science… I always order a vanilla latte at Starbucks because… everyone else does! But how far back does this trend go? Meet Ayala Amir and

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Ancient Energy Boost

Hunter! Gatherer! Farmer! Who works the hardest – or smartest? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Humanity’s evolution from earlier species took a LOT of energy. Bigger brains, needier children, and longer lifespans meant we had a lot on our PLATES – literally! How did

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Ancient Brew

It’s Miller time…in ancient Egypt? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. That beer’s been in the back of the fridge for months. You check the date – are we still using the Gregorian calendar? Doesn’t matter – still good! How?! Archeologist Mohamed Farag from Cairo

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Dragon Man

How ancient is the slumbering Dragon … Man? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Neanderthals, our genetic cousins, lived in Europe and West Asia thousands of years ago. But what do we know about human relatives who lived in EAST Asia?  Dragon Man is a

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Ancestors’ Masterpieces

Ancient art showing hand prints at the Cuevas de las Manos upon Río Pinturas, near the town of Perito Moreno in Santa Cruz Province, Argentina.

Inspired by ancient Banksy? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. From kids’ doodles to Grandma’s watercolors – our artwork is precious! Turns out, ancient people living on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi thought so too! Their artwork drawn on limestone rocks twenty thousand years ago

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Ancient Omelets

Diorama of Neanderthals family.

Remember the Stone Age?  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying…of course you don’t!  If you did, you might picture Neanderthals in caves. But did you know that Stone Age people also lived on beaches? Ruins of ancient coastal towns are all over Africa. Exactly

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Secret Ancestry

Where does YOUR family tree begin? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. We are ALL homo sapien. AKA human! Two-million years ago, humans didn’t live all over the planet. Scientists believed our ancestors, homo erectus, came from EAST Africa. Until now… Let’s travel to Drimolen Main

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Ancient Inkers

Hey kids – tattoos have ALWAYS been cool – even before you were born! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Ancient humans tattooed themselves both as a means of self expression, and to fit in with the gang. It was a permanent way of demonstrating

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