Scrambled Brains

Two white shell eggs and two brown shell eggs

Humpty Dumpty had a great…AAHHHH! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Ten-hut! …and OUCH! There’s a reason football players wear helmets! Our brains are soft tissue bathed in fluid and surrounded by a hard skull. Like eggs! But concussions can happen even WITHOUT cracking that

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Fooled Filters

Blood cells in a vessel

I’m a blood cell… April Fools! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Your body has its own Secret Service — the IMMUNE SYSTEM. It’s built to keep good stuff in and bad stuff out. But sometimes security is TOO TIGHT. Even MEDICINE can get filtered

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Brushing Basics

Toothbrushes of different colors and shapes

Brush every day – keep the dentist away! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Time to replace that old toothbrush! But there are so many types – WHICH one is best? Muhammad Kashif from the University of the Punjab, Pakistan, wanted to know. He and

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Healing Tea

Tea cup

Could a cup of tea a day keep the doctor away? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Tea-time – it’s not just an excuse for cookies! Tea can give you energy, help you sleep, even soothe your stomach! But can it do even more? José

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Bat-ting the Distance

Vampire bat with device attached to its back

Down with a cold? Don’t worry, stay batty! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Feeling under the weather? Nothing beats curling up in bed! Hanging out with friends can wait — we don’t want them getting sick too! But what do OTHER social animals do

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Virtual Therapy

Virtual reality setting for online therapy

Game time! …..with your therapist? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. These days, everything happens online – even therapy! Though it can be tough to open up online. But hey. . . What if you could meet your therapist in a virtual setting, like in

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