Dinos on Ice

Could Rudolph have been a red-nosed, . . . T. Rex?!? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Dinosaur fossils are found all over the world, including the North Pole! What were they doing up THERE? Enter Patrick Druckenmiller from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and

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Dragon Man

How ancient is the slumbering Dragon … Man? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Neanderthals, our genetic cousins, lived in Europe and West Asia thousands of years ago. But what do we know about human relatives who lived in EAST Asia?  Dragon Man is a

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T-rex Chomps

Photo of T-rex toy

Chomp, chomp! How hard can a teen T-Rex bite? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. The adult Tyrannosaurus-rex in Jurassic Park easily bit through metal and rubber. CRUNCH — And bye-bye Jeep! But what about a teenage T-rex?  Enter Joseph Peterson from the University of

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Dino Dexterity

Depiction of pterosaur with opposed thumbs in the forest.

Dinosaurs once ruled the Earth. But how did some get a GRIP on the skies and trees? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science.  In northeastern China, paleontologists discovered a one-hundred-and-sixty million year old fossil. Trapped inside the rock was a flying pterosaur. With a uniquely

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Antarctic Rainforests

Rainforest overlooked by cold, volcanic mountains.

Antarctica – land of ice, snow and…pine trees??? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with The Loh Down on Science. Today, Antarctica is a snowy desert. That’s why it’s always colored white on a map! But has it always been this way? Enter Johann Klages and the Science Team of Expedition

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Get in Line

Hey, mister – no cuts! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Standing in line for a latte — such a twenty-first century problem! But pity the poor extinct trilobites – their fossils are STILL waiting in line! What’s a trilobite? It’s an ancient marine arthropod.

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Ruff History

Did ancient human children read “Work Spot, Work?” This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Did early man put his pets to work? Some ancient dog fossils show evidence of the spinal disease, spondylosis deformans. Does this mean the dogs pulled heavy loads? Katherine Latham from

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Bite Me

To live or to die…? Depends on your. . . teeth? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. One hundred and eighty million years ago, gigantic marine reptiles ruled the seas. Then, water levels began rising… dramatically! Not all seafaring reptiles could adapt. So, who survived

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Egg-stra Large Eggs

Baby dinosaur or…Jurassic omelette? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Most birds incubate their eggs by sitting on them. But how did big, heavy dinosaurs warm their eggs without smashing them? This question captured the attention of Kohei Tanaka. He studies Oviraptorosaur fossils. Parent Oviraptorosaurs

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Monster Fossil

Hey baby, what’s your state fossil? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying: Learn from our mistakes: Don’t use that line. For the record, California’s state fossil is the saber-toothed tiger, of course! Naming fossils is the easy part. Finding where they go on the

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