Cool Beans

Don’t even THINK about talking to me before I’ve had my fifth cup of coffee! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. We all have a coffee addict in our lives. Maybe YOU’RE one! Some people just can’t go a day without that bitter bean juice.

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Coffee or Nap?

Two cups of coffee on a potable table placed on a bed

Foggy brain? How do YOU recharge your batteries — nap or coffee? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Chug down a grande frappuccino after lunch and whoa, you are rip-roaring and ready to go! But does coffee ACTUALLY help? Sara Mednick and colleagues at the

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Perfect Shot

A physicist, a mathematician, and a chemist walk into a coffee shop…, This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Making your own morning coffee these days? Trying to make your Starbucks “usual” is tough! Behind every cup of Joe is some serious science. How does your

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Morning Workout

Trying to burn those extra calories? Have a second cup! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science and some mocha-licious news. Nothing gets you going like that cup of morning joe! But can coffee BURN calories? Virginie Sottile and her team from the University of Nottingham

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Taste Test

Coffee – it’s an acquired taste! Or is it? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Some of us LOVE the bitter taste of coffee – others prefer sweet colas! Why is that? Marilyn Cornelis of Northwestern University wondered if the answer is in our D-N-A.

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Whiskey Rings

To avoid those annoying coffee-rings on your table, try switching to whiskey! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying: Slow down. This study comes to us via engineers Hyoungsoo Kim and Howard Stone at Princeton University. They were inspired by photographer Ernie Button’s portraits of

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Cold Brew Conspiracy

Is the cure for cancer. . . cold brew coffee? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, filtering out the truth! The health benefits of coffee have been highly touted lately. In particular, those of cold brew coffee. But the science is still, um, murky. murky.

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Caffeine Fix

Hey! Before you reload that Starbucks card–is there such a thing as TOO MUCH coffee? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Coffee is often, and controversially, associated with good health. But some people have trouble metabolizing caffeine. Could a coffee habit spell danger for them?

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Coffee Rx

Ahh the smell of fresh coffee wafting from…your medicine cabinet? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Have you noticed most medicine comes in little plastic capsules? These capsules protect your drugs, but they aren’t as safe as you might hope. That’s because plastic is usually

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Team Caffeine

Guzzle that morning latte, in the name of … teamwork? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. We all know the coffee maker is the new watering hole. A lot of business gets done over a cup of joe. But does coffee actually help us work

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