Popping Pollination

Bubble resting on top of flower pistil

Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble… or not? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Aaahhh…who doesn’t love a long bubble bath?… But can soap be MORE than relaxing? Can we put those bubbles to work? Enter Xi Yang and Eijiro Miyako, from the Advanced Institute of

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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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Pollen Party

Here’s a pollen puzzle: how do bees get more buck for the bang? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Consider bees known as “Buzz pollinators.” They favor plants with very sticky pollen. With their mouths and legs, they grab onto the plant’s anthers – the

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Stone-Age Bouquet

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet… even to dinosaurs? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Flowers from one hundred million years ago had different standards of beauty. Scientists believe they looked differently from today’s flowers, lacking the colorful petals bees love.

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Counting Bee

Counting really IS the bees knees! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. We count on bees to serve as nature’s top pollinator. Speaking of counting… How DO bees keep track of all those flowers? At Queen Mary University of London, Vera Vasas studies how bees

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