Babbling Birds

Wait, what did you SQUAWK? I didn’t quite catch that! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. For humans speaking different languages, Google translate is a lifesaver! But for the many voices of the animal kingdom, does a natural translator exist? Enter Claire Spottiswoode and Brian

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Unalike Identical Twins

Soup or Salad? Give me two of the same! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Eating less meat improves heart health. Research has shown. However, diet studies are often muddled by differences in genetics and lifestyle choices among individuals. So why don’t we compare TWINS

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The Sound of Our Bodies

We are aliveeee with the sooounds of our boooodiess! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. From beats to burps, our bodily functions continuously make sounds – *RASPBERRY*… Wasn’t me… Anyway, changes or stops in bodily sounds can indicate a problem. What sort of problem? Enter

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Deep-Sea Stress

Bad day? If you’re a Jellyfish, WATER you gonna do about it? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Yes, even deep-sea jellyfish get stressed out! Their habitats are changing. Buried sediments are getting stirred up from the ocean floor by deep-sea mineral mining. On top

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Walk Like A Robot

I would walk five hundred miles …. with robotic help?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Everytime we move, we use energy. And we’re supposed to get in HOW MANY steps in a day? I’m tired just WALKING about it! So Juneil Park and researchers

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Tick-tock: times up!

UGH ticks really…TICK me off! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. While universally hated for their blood sucking and disease spreading, ticks aren’t loners. They carry bacteria critical for their growth, reproduction, and disease transmission! What if we could break up this dynamic duo? Enter

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Shake shake shake!

“Shake shake shake, shake your”— boxes?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Ever shake a box and try to guess what’s inside it? Of course. But how are we able to make reasonable guesses about these complete unknowns? When we mess around with our environment

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Weighing the Benefits

When it comes to bedside manner, is your doctor “the biggest loser?” This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Plus-size people are used to getting berated about diabetes, heart disease, and other illnesses. But how much does that really help? Enter Charlotte Albury and team from

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Walnut Power!

What if the key to acing exams was … edible? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. In the hustle of academic life, stress becomes an unwelcome companion. Many factors can affect stress, including diet. Could the solution be as simple as … a snack? Enter

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Jedi Talk

Luke, use the force… to talk?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Jedi Warriors in Star Wars can communicate telepathically. Could we give that ability to those who’ve lost speech to neurodegenerative diseases? Currently, there are ways of translating brain signals into words, but they’re

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