Technicolor Vision

It’s a truly brilliant world… for hummingbirds! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Pretty blues! Vibrant reds! We humans see colors because of special cells in our eyes called cones. Hummingbirds have an extra cone that detects UV light — light from the sun WE can’t see.

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Erasable Plastic

Plastic waterbottle floating underwater in ocean.

Plastic ocean trash…Now you see it! Now you don’t? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with The Loh Down on Science. More than twelve million tons of plastic gets lost in the ocean every year! That’s the weight of almost SIXTY THOUSAND blue whales! Can’t we make some of that plastic

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I See UVC

Can cameras “see” invisible light? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with The Loh Down on Science. My sunscreen protects against U-V-A and U-V-B, but what about U-V-C!?!?!? Yes, there is a THIRD type of U-V light! Fortunately we are protected from it by the earth’s ozone. UNfortunately, there are weak

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Life in Space

Men are from Mars. Women, from Venus. Really? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying not exactly. But check out this intriguing new cosmic discovery from the University of Nice. Researchers there were simulating conditions commonly found in comets. Why? To see if life might

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Flash Flu Fix

Travelling on an airplane this flu season? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. AH-CHOO! Scootch scootch! Between the close quarters and recycled air, there’s a good chance you’ll catch something. You can try to protect yourself by wearing a mask or popping vitamin C. But

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