Navigational Skills

Country roads… take you home?? Literally? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Where did you grow up? In a bustling city? Suburban cul-de-sac? Out on a farm, perhaps? Could your home impact your sense of direction? Enter Antoine Coutrot and team from the University of Lyon.  

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Fin-tastic Drivers

Birds gotta fly, fish gotta…DRIVE?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. You’re driving your usual route to work. Oh no! Road construction blocks the street you normally take. How does your brain steer you through the detour on an unfamiliar street? Shachar Givon from the

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Pole Positioning

Help, Siri! I need directions to my house – AGAIN!! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. How did we ever navigate without our GPS friends? But birds ALWAYS find their way home! What’s their secret? Enter Joe Wynn and colleagues at Oxford and University of

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Batty GPS

Can bats see into the future? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. SWOOP! A black blob dashes by – BATS! Their flight path seems so random – how do these speedy creatures keep track of where they are and where they’re going? Nicholas Dotson and

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Elephant GPS

Images of elephants walking

An elephant never forgets … its GPS? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. When African elephants get wanderlust, they pack their trunks and hit the road! They follow trails created by generations of elephants moving between water and food across the Savannah. How come they

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Nordic Adventure

Vikings! Grab your helmets! And your, MAGIC CRYSTALS? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Centuries ago, Vikings ruled the North Atlantic without compasses. Instead of following north, legends say they chased the sun using CRYSTALS, known as sunstones! These chunks of pure calcite split light

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