Contagious Itch

It’s the Itchy and Scratchy Show! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Everyone’s sitting ‘round the campfire when someone gets bit by a MOSQUITO. First THEY’RE itchy… suddenly… EVERYBODY’s itchy! Is it a mosquito attack or something…else? Zhou-Feng Chen and team from Washington University were

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Dog Person

The dog whisperer.. or the human whisperer!? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Dogs, our best friends. They can help us herd, hunt, and sense our emotions! How are they so smart?  Shany Dror and team from Eotvos Lorand University in Hungary wondered how dogs

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Right on Time

The early bird gets the worm, but how does that make it feel? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science.  Waking up early has advantages. You can make your bed, do laundry… clean the gutters… I guess. But could it also affect your mood as you

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Monkey Business

You’re on stage, ready to perform your big solo, and…you freeze! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science Humans *gag* choke under pressure all the time. But what about other animals? Adam Smoulder and colleagues at Carnegie Mellon University wanted to know.  They plopped three monkeys

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School Spirit

You gotta dress to impress! Even in grade school! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. School uniforms – love ‘em or hate ‘em? Some educators believe wearing uniforms improves student behavior and strengthens school spirit. Others think dressing alike prevents students from expressing their true

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Smart Swimmers

Are smarter people more so-fish-ticated? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Fish may be colorful, but they aren’t very bright! Can they smarten up? Giulia Rossi and Patricia Wright from the University of Guelph in Canada think so! They study the mangrove killifish, a fish

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Circle of Friends

Three women posting for picture

Your best friend is MY best friend? Is that even allowed? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. A breakup, bad work presentation, or family drama. Sometimes we just need to vent with our friends! We all need people to lean on. But why do some

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Bumblebee Gardening 101

Bumblebee crawling on a pink flower

What’s black and yellow and has a green thumb?  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying… Bumblebee gardeners!? We know bees buzz around gardens, collecting pollen from flowers. But climate change is altering WHEN flowers bloom. Until the flowers show up, there’s no pollen for

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On Your Left

This road’s not big enough for the both of us! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Most car accidents with bicyclists occur because drivers don’t SEE the biker. However, even wearing bright clothes doesn’t make cycling on the road THAT much safer Studies show DRIVER

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To Tell the Truth

To tell the truth…telling the truth can be difficult! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Honesty IS the best policy. But it can be tough, especially for little ones. Are there any tricks to keeping their hands out of the cookie jar? Meet Angela Evans

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