Monkeying Business

Play Fortnite, don’t play with me! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. There are oodles of studies about the power of play to teach kids social skills. But what about when adults play with each other? Do adults get more out of play than just

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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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Contagious Itch

It’s the Itchy and Scratchy Show! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Everyone’s sitting ‘round the campfire when someone gets bit by a MOSQUITO. First THEY’RE itchy… suddenly… EVERYBODY’s itchy! Is it a mosquito attack or something…else? Zhou-Feng Chen and team from Washington University were

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Lone Phone

All by myself….! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Being a teenager has always been challenging! My flashbacks to middle school are scary enough! But apparently now it’s becoming even harder. Many teens today report feeling lonelier than previous generations did!  But WHY? Jean Twengea

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Schrödinger’s Robber

Sure I’ll give you half my candy bar. But I’m NOT sharing with the whole carpool! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying, where do YOU fall on the selfishness meter? Carlos Alós-Ferrer, from the University of Zurich in Switzerland wanted to find out. He

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Let’s Get Risky

Birds of a feather take risks together! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. You’re finally making enough money to invest. But should you buy relatively safe bonds or riskier index funds? What’s everyone else buying? And how do their choices affect yours? Wataru Toyokawa and

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Shop a Latte?

How ‘bout a caffeine charged shopping spree?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science saying..  Doesn’t that sound like the perfect pairing? Get that Joe and GOOO through those aisles – snatch up those bargains! But how does caffeine ACTUALLY impact our spending? Dipanyan Biswas from

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Liar, Liar!

Liar liar, pants on… what was that saying again? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Think quick! When’s the last time you lied?… It takes time to think of a good cover story, doesn’t it? Is that the key to spotting a liar? Aldert Vrij

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Sleepy Socializers

Wake up on the wrong side of the bed? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying – I hope not! A bad night’s sleep can leave you feeling grumpy and irritable. Why?? Enter Lieve van Egmond and colleagues at Uppsala University in Sweden. Using eye-tracking

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Fast Friends

First date – AMAZING! We talked non-stop for three hours!  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. You’ve got a friend in me! Yes, Woody and Buzz are inseparable. But what’s the “secret sauce” makes two people click?  Emma Templeton and a team from Dartmouth College

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