Swimming Through Menopause

When it comes to menopause, I’ve got a whale of a tale for you! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Menopause is when a woman can no longer reproduce. But only three animals live for years past menopause: humans, pilot whales, and killer whales. So

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Super Spit

    Spit – the magic potion! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying, try getting a gorilla to spit in a cup – for science! Proteins in your saliva can reveal everything from your favorite foods to diseases that you’ve encountered. So, how do

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Tongue-Tied T Rex

DINO got your tongue? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Dinosaurs are making a comeback… on screen that is! Movies like Jurassic Park had to imagine what these fierce creatures looked like. But have you ever wondered if they had it wrong? Enter an international

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Bitter or Sweet?

Kale again? Yuck! I hate bitter greens! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. I know, I know – eating greens is healthy. But my taste buds disagree! What’s the secret to eating those bitter greens happily? Meet Laura Martin and colleagues from the University of

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Bony Mysteries

Ever thought you had a funny looking toe? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. We weren’t always the only human species on Earth. Although we know of a few, archaeologists believe there are still more to discover. Ten years ago, researchers discovered an ancient toe

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Puppy Dog Eyes

Ever seen an ugly puppy? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying – no such thing! They’re ALL cute! And they somehow look the most adorable when they’ve done something bad. It’s all in those pleading puppy dog eyes. Sometimes instead of a scolding, Fido

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Tender Tootsies

Why are Hobbits such good travelers? Because they’ve never walked a mile in ANYONE else’s shoes! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Humans evolved walking barefoot, not in fancy sneakers. Calluses developed to naturally protect our feet from walking hazards, like sharp sticks and rocks.

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Frozen Fish Sticks

By: Racine Rangel Jump on in – the subzero Arctic water is fine! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science and a chilling case. What’s it like to live in the coldest location on the planet? Polar ice caps, bitter snow storms, and below freezing temperatures.

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Chinny-chin-chin

What do Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, and Jay Leno have in common? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying: They’re all twins! Just kidding. They all have prominent chins, of course. But even they can’t tell you why. The chin’s true function remains a mystery,

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Cuteness Overload

You are cute enough to EAT…or…SQUISH?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. When you see adorable, chubby babies, don’t you just want pinch to them? Maybe even BITE them? Well, you’re not alone. This feeling is called “cute aggression.” Huh? How can aggression be cute?

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