Otter See, Otter Do

Are sea otters… copycats? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science… saying… Actually, they’re more like badgers, but regardless, they’re adorable AND endangered. How can we make sure rescued otters can take care of themselves in the wild? Enter Alexander Saliveros and colleagues from the University

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Night Hawk

Going on a LATE NIGHT Taco Bell run? Get me a crunchwrap supreme! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science… saying Maybe your spirit animal is a letter-winged kite hawk? They LOVE a delicious midnight snack! But even their closest relatives don’t work the night shift.

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Fin-tastic Drivers

Birds gotta fly, fish gotta…DRIVE?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. You’re driving your usual route to work. Oh no! Road construction blocks the street you normally take. How does your brain steer you through the detour on an unfamiliar street? Shachar Givon from the

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Rowing Robots

Do ROBOTS of a feather… flock together? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Wildebeest over the serengeti, sardines in the sea – many animals move seamlessly together in herds. But, we humans have a hard time not bumping into others at the grocery store! How

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When Pigs Talk

Doctor Doolittle isn’t the only one who can speak Pig Latin! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Pigs are deeper than you think. They have complex emotions and ways of communicating. But can we humans ever TRULY understand them? Enter Elodie Briefer from the University

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Bat-ty GPS

Oh no! Our GPS has gone BATTY! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Carrying a toddler around all day? Who can relate? Egyptian fruit bats!! Mother bats carry their newborns everywhere when looking for food. But eventually, these pups learn to spread their wings and

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Super-Pack

It’s election season – time to get out the…sneeze? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. For we humans, elections mean it’s time to go to the polls. But how do wild pack animals make their vote known?  Ask Reena Walker from Brown University and colleagues.

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Squirrel Tricks

Remember Rocky J. Squirrel? His parkour skills were NUTS!  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Running, climbing, swinging, vaulting – parkour athletes trick through challenging courses as quickly as possible. This skillset takes hundreds of hours of practice. But squirrels? They do these stunts instinctively!

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Cranium-Cockin’ Canines

Is your dog giving you the side-eye?  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. It’s one of the cutest quirks in a dog’s repertoire: the head tilt. But what makes our canine comrades shoot us that irresistible angled look? Andrea Sommese and team at Eӧtvӧs Loránd

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Ant-nihilate Traffic

What’s the ants-er to road-rage? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying, perchance – it’s ANTS! Ugh, traffic. Right? We’re all just trying to get from point A to point B! What’s the hold-up? Audrey Dussutour at Toulouse University in France thinks ants are the

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