Mysterious Bones

Can you even imagine a time before … horses? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. In the early two-thousands, archeologists in modern-day Syria found bones of a horse-like creature. The bones were over forty-five hundred years old! But horses weren’t introduced to the area for

Continue reading

Friendly Neigh-bears

Howdy, neigh-bear! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, and the story of three bears… The Indigenous First Nations of modern British Columbia hold strong connections to wildlife. One venerated animal? The grizzly bear, which has shared their homeland for millennia. Recently, grizzlies appeared in new

Continue reading

Tracking by Burp

Love is in the air tonight … or is that giraffe DNA? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Imagine trying to study animals that are always in hiding! Animal ecologists can relate! Scientists can learn a lot about elusive sea creatures by analyzing their environmental

Continue reading

Temperature and Tentacles

Chilly… frozen fresh… octopodes?!   This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science.   Octopuses experience drastic temperature changes in the ocean. But they can’t regulate their body temperature like mammals. So, how do they stay warm?    Matthew Birk and team from the Marine Biological Laboratory

Continue reading

Forever Young

Forever young, forever young… Thanks Rod Stewart This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. For millennia, we’ve searched for a fountain of youth. Has it finally been found?  Enter Zhen Zhou and team at UC San Diego They discovered that cells age in two ways. One:

Continue reading

Doppelgänger DNA

Who was the star in Black Swan? Natalie Portman or Keira Knightly?  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science.  Doppelgangers are people who look alike, but aren’t related! We might see these look-alikes in our real lives. Even celebrities have them!  But do these duos share

Continue reading

Grandma’s Hands

Sourdough bread

Do grandmas really have a “magic touch” for baking? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Aspen Reese from Harvard wanted to know: can grandma’s actual hands really make a difference? She and her team sent flour to eighteen bakers across North America and Europe. The

Continue reading

Space DNA

Twinkle twinkle little star… “how I wonder what WE are???” This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science.  Who hasn’t stared at the stars wondering where we came from… Did life originate in Earth’s ancient atmospheric soup… Or did it fall from outer space? Yasuhiro Oba and

Continue reading

Mysterious Bones

Can you even imagine a time before … horses? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. In the early two-thousands, archeologists in modern-day Syria found bones of a horse-like creature. The bones were over forty-five hundred years old! But horses weren’t introduced to the area for

Continue reading