Take a Break

Lookin’ for treats in all the wrong places? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying – maybe your brain needs a break! When we study, brain cells called neurons form new knowledge connections — a roadway between facts! When we recall the material? BRAINBLAST! Our

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Brain Boost

Want to give your brain a leg up? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Are you a multitasking master? Or do you prefer doing one thing at a time? Some people are just great at juggling multiple jobs at once! Why? Enter Eleni Patelaki and

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The Fruit-tan of Youth

Is the fountain of youth… a smoothie?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. A healthy diet is essential for keeping our brains youthful, but not all foods are equal. With LONG lists of “superfoods” circulating the internet – kale, broccoli, cocoa nibs – where do

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Loud Learning

BEEP BEEP! HONK HONK!  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science.  The damage from vehicle emissions to our environment is obvious. But what about noise pollution’s toll on US? Enter Maria Foraster and colleagues from the IS Global Research Institute in Spain.  They examined the effects

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Exhibit A

Museums! Theaters! And… homework?  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Watch meteors at the planetarium, admire Water lilies at the Met, enjoy Shakespeare in the Park! Most kids would probably MUCH rather go on field trips than sit in a classroom! But does all that

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Gaming Bookworms

Homework or zombie battles? Why not … BOTH? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. HOW to get your kids to stop with the video games and do their homework? Wait, could all that screen time actually be HELPING them? Enter Angela Pasqualotto and team from

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Ommm, my bad!

I before E except after C … or is it the other way around? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Feel like you’re making the same mistakes OVER and OVER? Maybe you just need to take a step back … and meditate! Enter Yanli Lin

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Alphabet Soup-er

Learning your A-B-Cs? Piece of cake!  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying — You just have to remember the song! But what if the language you’re learning doesn’t have A-B-Cs? What’s the best way to learn a foreign alphabet – reading, typing or writing?

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Vocabulary Exercise

Could joining the swim team turn your kid into a spelling champ?  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Jumping jacks and burpees can help us lose holiday pounds… AND master that Sunday crossword! That’s right! Studies show exercise helps improve brain activity. But what’s the

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