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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A-peel-ing Carrots

Don’t judge a carrot by its . . . peel? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Gnarly, twisted, scarred or spotted! Billions of pounds of fruits and veggies are thrown away each year. Why? Just because they don’t LOOK picture-perfect! This waste harms our environment,

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Hearsight

A Black woman giving presentation with left-hand lifted to emphasis a point.

You heard what you … SAW?!  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying: PER-fect timing to per-FECT your presentation skills! You can’t SEE me talking right now – but would you hear my words differently if you could? Enter Hans Rutger Bosker and David Peeters

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Bad Apples

Apples

No kidding – that’s one BAD apple! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. When choosing apples, do you grab the brightest one? Maybe you should give that off-colored produce a second look! Laura Bolos from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and colleagues recruited over

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Eye See You

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But what does that MEAN? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. It SEEMS easy to prove we’re seeing the same thing. I see an old blue mug; you see an old blue mug. But do we all

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Color by Ear

Seeing is believing, or wait, maybe hearing is! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Turquoise or aqua? Lavender or lilac? If someone tells you the NAME of a color, does that affect how you see it? Lewis Forder and Gary Lupyan of University of Wisconsin Madison wanted

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What’s in a Name?

Would a rose by any other name smell as sweet?  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. However, for abstract art, maybe the meaning is in the name? Does the title of a piece influence how we feel

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Clock and Awe

Short on time? Wouldn’t it be AWE-some to have more? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Time seems to stand still when you’re staring at the stars. Or standing on edge of the Grand Canyon! But does contemplating something vast and awe-inspiring make you feel

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Seeing is…Feeling?

Can you trust your …eyes? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. A lot of our feelings come from what we see. Imagine how you feel looking at a colorful sunset, or a deep car scrape. But could our FEELINGS change how we SEE things? Erika

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