Fossil Fishing

One fish, two fish, red fish…male fish? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. The Coast Salish people have lived around Burrard Inlet, Canada for thousands of years. Their present-day descendents harvest salmon, a practice passed down by oral tradition. What’s their secret for keeping the

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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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Spread Your Wings

Aww … our nippy little PTERODACTYL is ready to leave the nest!  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Imagine it’s two hundred million years ago. Look, up in the sky — it’s a pterosaur, A-K-A pterodactyl! When do they learn to fly? Right out of

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Dinos on Ice

Could Rudolph have been a red-nosed, . . . T. Rex?!? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Dinosaur fossils are found all over the world, including the North Pole! What were they doing up THERE? Enter Patrick Druckenmiller from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and

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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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T-rex Chomps

Photo of T-rex toy

Chomp, chomp! How hard can a teen T-Rex bite? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. The adult Tyrannosaurus-rex in Jurassic Park easily bit through metal and rubber. CRUNCH — And bye-bye Jeep! But what about a teenage T-rex?  Enter Joseph Peterson from the University of

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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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Ancient Americans

Is the New World older than we think? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Land Ho! Finally arrived on this brand new continent we’re calling “America”! But… there’s people here already…. When did THEY get here? Ciprian Ardelean of the University of Exeter, UK, and his international

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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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