Scents and Sensibility

We’ve got chemistry…literally! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. You’ve just clicked with a new friend. It’s easy to SEE why. You think alike, talk alike, even dress alike … but do you SMELL alike? Inbal Ravreby from the Weizmann Institute of Science tried to

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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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Boozy Social Hour

Hey hey, it’s 5 o’clock somewhere! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying… Skol! Prost! L’chaim! Raising a glass together can turn strangers into friends! But can it make us TOO friendly?  Enter Laura Gurrieri from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign and colleagues. They wondered

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Communication is Key

Image of young Asian woman on phone call.

It’s been too long! Let’s grab coffee and catch up!  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. It’s great to see our old friends again! We’re all long overdue for some chit-chat. But two hours later — they’re still talking! Can’t they tell you’re out of

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Help Needed

Diffusion of responsibility, bystander effect illustration — Stock Image & Photo from depositphotos.com

HELLLP! Somebody nabbed MY grocery cart in the Trader Joe’s parking lot! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. The “bystander effect” claims that individuals are less likely to help when other people are around. But what’s the chance that at least ONE person steps up?  

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