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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Drooling for Drama

Are our kids doing a spit take? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Would you share a soda straw with a stranger? How about your sister? Family bonding sometimes means swapping a little spit! Ashley Thomas and colleagues from Harvard University wondered – can BABIES

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Take Your Time

Why do today what you can put off until…whenever? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. You know that home improvement project you keep procrastinating on? Would setting a deadline help you get it off your plate? Enter Stephen Knowles at the University of Otago Business

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Laughter Detector

I’m a poet and I show it – my feet are Longfellows! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. No offense, Dad – but Dad jokes are THE WORST! Sometimes you can’t help but laugh. Or…you might share the laughter — just to be polite! Enter

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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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Ad-itude

That purse speaks to you. Those shoes are calling your name! How does Instagram know the EXACT way to your wallet?? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Marketing departments throw ads at us with pinpoint accuracy. But can we sniff out WHICH ads are targeted

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Outsider’s Tragedy

What’s not out about being IN? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Someone got a flat tire on the highway – poor guy! You would definitely stop to help a friend, but hesitate when it’s a stranger… why? Inbal Ben-Ami Bartal from UC Berkeley and

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