Scents and Sensibility

We’ve got chemistry…literally! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. You’ve just clicked with a new friend. It’s easy to SEE why. You think alike, talk alike, even dress alike … but do you SMELL alike? Inbal Ravreby from the Weizmann Institute of Science tried to

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Making Friends

Hey – didn’t we meet a Central Perk? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Wasn’t Friends the best show ever? I felt I knew Jennifer Aniston better than my own sister! But… Is that possible? Géza Gergely Ambrus at Friedrich Schiller University Jena in Germany

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Big Brains

Plastic brain model

Big brain…tiny list of Facebook friends? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. We, humans, are VERY smart mammals – if we do say so ourselves! Some say it’s because we have such big brains. But at what cost to society? Manuela González-Suárez at the University

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Circle of Friends

Three women posting for picture

Your best friend is MY best friend? Is that even allowed? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. A breakup, bad work presentation, or family drama. Sometimes we just need to vent with our friends! We all need people to lean on. But why do some

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Laughing Matters

“We’re not laughing at you, we’re laughing with you!” This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science – saying, perhaps! Maybe it’s the chuckling snort of your Grandpa Al. Or the appletini-infused cackling at a ladies’ night out. In any case, the way we laugh, and who

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Good Job Hunting

Thinking of quitting your job? But what about your social life? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Newsflash: You spend as much time with your co-workers as your spouse! Your workplace mentors and water-cooler buddies guide your career and support you socially. But do these

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