Grumpy or Gracious

Stayed up last night binging Star Wars: The Last Rehash? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science saying… It’s time to hit the hay! Sleep helps us fight off diseases and think clearly. But why does sleep deprivation make us so… GRUMPY? Eti Ben Simon and

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Right on Time

The early bird gets the worm, but how does that make it feel? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science.  Waking up early has advantages. You can make your bed, do laundry… clean the gutters… I guess. But could it also affect your mood as you

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The Skinny on E-Skins

The newest fitness fad could be … skin? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Today, lots of people have fitness trackers and smart watches. It’s comforting to check the status of your body whenever. But it’s a pain remembering to charge and wear them daily.

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Hangry for a Happy Meal

Hey! Hey!! Why so “HANGRY”?? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. You missed breakfast, the vending machine ate your money, now you’re mad… UGH! But is your empty tummy ACTUALLY causing your irritated feelings?  Viren Swami and fellow researchers from Austria investigated this question. They

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Seagrass Saviors

Seagrass in your hair? Yuck!? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. The ocean collects a lot of things: shipwrecks, plastic…And harmful bacteria from sewage. These sickening microbes can result in a trip to the hospital…or worse! Where can we find a safe place to play

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Hair, Hair, Everywhere!

What’d you say? I can’t HAIR you! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. We associate hair coming out our ears with aging… and aging with… well… hearing loss. But could hair in our ears actually make our hearing less… fuzzy? Our ears actually have MILLIONS

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Beauty Sleep

The fountain of youth? It’s been discovered! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Did you know that animal life expectancy is typically related to their SIZE? While a mouse usually only lives to age seven, an elephant can live up to seventy! However, marmots, which

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One Step Ahead

One-Step-Forward

9,999…10,000 STEPS! Take THAT, Fitbit! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying… Who came up with that number, anyway? IS 10,000 the magic number for good health? Amanda Paluch of University of Massachusetts Amherst and an international team STEPPED up to investigate.  They combined and

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Health Imaging

A picture is worth a thousand… lives?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. A smoker’s black lung. A chronic sun tanners aged skin. Scared yet?? Health agencies have pushed these frightening visuals on us for YEARS. But do they REALLY convince us to change our

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Tiny Tree-tment

Want to feel like a Jolly Green … ZEN giant? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Ahhhhh, Spring! A perfect time to tend the garden and breathe in fresh air! Satisfying — and HEALTHY! Can all that goodness come in small – I mean REALLY

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