Eye-deal Solution

You can’t hide your aging eyes…  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Is it me, or are these crossword puzzles getting SMALLER?? Age-related vision problems can be caused by a gradual loss in photoreceptors. Those are special cells inside the eye that catch light to

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Fractal Beauty

Green leaves with the same pattern

Beauty is in the eye of … little kids? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Ever get lost in the clouds? Hypnotized by ocean waves? If you’ve spent time looking at the veins on a leaf or branches on a tree, you know that nature

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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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50 Shades of Blue

Wearing one red sock and one blue sock today? That’s what you get for dressing in the dark! Sort of. This is Sandra Tsing Loh with The Loh Down on Science. Think of vision as a series of brain cells turning each other on. Not so much romantically, as literally.

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Night Vision

As “Game of Thrones” fans know — winter is coming! Let’s hope the white walkers don’t have night vision! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. We humans aren’t the best at night vision. We detect motion with direction-selective ganglion cells, or DSGCs. Some specifically detect

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Grabbing is Believing

Is seeing REALLY believing? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Our world is full of things that demand our attention. Signs, lights, people! It should be overwhelming. But our brains are GOOD at prioritizing. How do they decide what’s most important? Meet Jacqueline Snow and

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