Rice Cooker

Rice is delicious! But no longer nutritious? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Climate change can really bring the heat! But, ocean levels aren’t the only thing on the rise. Carbon dioxide levels are also increasing. How does this change in the atmosphere affect our

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Thor: Rok-star

All hail the mighty Viking….climatologists?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. You’re a Viking from the ninth century. NO BEER?! NO FOOD?! Is the world ENDING?! Twelve hundred years ago, Vikings carved a message on a rock– the Rok Runestone. Previously, researchers thought the Rok

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Post-Apocalyptic Plants

It’s said that cockroaches can live through the apocalypse!  Why can’t my garden be that resilient? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. When the mercury hits a new high, we humans can deal with it – we just stay indoors! But plants and animals are

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Cool Doo-Doo

    I’ve heard that bird poop brings good luck. Now I actually believe it! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Here with a silver lining to the white mess on your freshly washed car! Every summer, millions of seabirds pass through the Arctic. Leaving

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Happy Feet the Scientist

Could climate scientists get some help from…Happy Feet? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Monitoring our oceans helps us understand how they’re changing. Right now, sensors monitor the sea’s currents, temperature, and salt levels. But they can’t cover the ENTIRE ocean. Picture the data as

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Underage Volcano

Don’t erupt — but is that a fake I.D.?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Taupo is an active volcano in New Zealand. But scientists can’t pin down its age! The usual method is to carbon date nearby trees that perished during the eruption. All

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Pink Snow

We all know to avoid yellow snow. But what about PINK snow? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with The Loh Down On Science. Pink snow forms when the surfaces of glaciers and ice sheets melt. Red algae grow in the meltwater and color the snow beneath. Scientists from the University

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Mystery Volcano

Can a volcano cause global… cooling? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, going back in time to… The early 1800s. When it’s cold! Throughout Europe and North America, there’s frost, and famine. That cold spell was blamed on the eruption of Indonesia’s Tambora volcano, in

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Bear-ly Exercising

Need a workout buddy? How about a….polar bear?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Studies show that ice in the Arctic is rapidly melting. Since polar bears call this ice home, how will its disappearance affect them? Anthony Pagano teamed up with zoos in San

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