Picky Travelers

Why did the chicken cross the road? And HOW did it avoid getting run over? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Everyone loves the idea of wildlife bridges to get critters safely past highways. But if you build it, will they ACTUALLY come? Russell Stewart

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Eight Punches

Brown octopus

Why did the octopus punch the fish? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Remember those school yard bullies from grade school? They’d just push people over and start punching! But imagine if these kids had EIGHT FISTS! Eduardo Sampaio from University of Lisbon, Portugal, and

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That Playpus Glow

What has fur and GLOWS brighter than a Tyra Banks Smize?! (That’s a smile with your eyes.) This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Some animals really light up a room…BUT only under ultraviolet light. This is called biofluorescence. Scientists believe mammals like possums use it

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Bat-ting the Distance

Down with a cold?  Don’t worry, stay batty! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Feeling under the weather? Nothing beats curling up in bed! Hanging out with friends can wait — we don’t want them getting sick too! But what do OTHER social animals do

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Kangaroo Talk

Brown kangaroo looking at the camera on a grass field during day time

Voyage into the wild… to chat?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Are Dr. Doolittle and Disney princesses the ONLY ones who can talk with animals? Of course not! All pet owners can understand their fluffy friends – and vice versa. But what about the

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Sound Bites

White Spotted Ray

CRUNCH! Who’s eating all the popcorn shrimp? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Sea critters have NO patience for shucking shellfish! Many predators munch straight through the hard shells. And like kids sneaking chips in class, wild shell chompers leave no evidence behind! So –

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Killer Kitty

Cat with a mouse as a prey next to it

Kitty’s bringing home dead birds AGAIN? Is she hungry, or just having fun? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Tail twitching, butt wiggling – and POUNCE! Outdoor cats think they’re providing for us, but their hunting can hurt native animal populations. How can owners help

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Eight Punches

Brown octopus

Why did the octopus punch the fish? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Remember those school yard bullies from grade school? They’d just push people over and start punching! But imagine if these kids had EIGHT FISTS! Eduardo Sampaio from University of Lisbon, Portugal, and

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Daunted Dingoes

Fred-a-scare moving

You’ve heard of scarecrows – how about scare-DINGOES?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Australian wolves, known as DINGOES, prey on farmers’ livestock. When they’re caught having a farm-fresh meal, it becomes their LAST meal. Is there a…FRIENDLIER way to fend off predators? Enter Bradley

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Eight Arms to Hold You

Octopus arms

Go, go, octopus arms! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. When it comes to arms, octopuses have PLENTY! Their suction-cupped arms have terrified us in horror movies. But do we really know them? Lena Van Giesen and her team at Harvard University looked deeper. The

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