Tickled Pink

Mickey and Minnie seem happy, but would you say they are “tickled pink”?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Scientific research is often tested on animals before we humans can benefit from it. Specifically, researchers like to experiment with our furry friend – the rat.

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Kindness Ripples

Like Grandma said, doing good makes you feel good! But can you PROVE it? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Selfless acts like feeding the hungry warm your heart. But do they influence your FUTURE actions? Kristin Layous and colleagues from California State University, East

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Clock and Awe

Short on time? Wouldn’t it be AWE-some to have more? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Time seems to stand still when you’re staring at the stars. Or standing on edge of the Grand Canyon! But does contemplating something vast and awe-inspiring make you feel

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Real Pig-World

This little piggy had roast beef. This little piggy had none. Which one stopped to smell the roses? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. The common domestic pig has moods like we do. Lisa Collins and colleagues from the University of Lincoln wondered: how much

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Measuring Fun

Socrates once said the unexamined life is not worth living. But the examined life has its downside, too! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. By examined, I mean measured! We can measure almost anything with gadgets. Sleeping. Eating. Exercising. Not exercising. In a series of

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Happiness Unplugged

Is the key to your teen’s happiness… a smartphone? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. They’re texting, on Facebook, or playing games. They SEEM to be enjoying themselves. After all, they KEEP playing Candy Crush and scrolling through their news feed. But could all of

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