Backyard Feast

Bird on a garden chair

Is your charming backyard a wildlife buffet? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Now that you’ve built your dream outdoor living space, could it be inviting foraging animals? Did that “wascally wabbit” raid your garden for tasty carrots? Enter Christopher Hansen and colleagues from the

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Happy Memories

Kid having fun on the beach shore

Remember the happiest day of your life? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying you probably remember a LOT about it! Could positivity be the key to keeping our memories fresh? Emily Hittner and colleagues put their minds to it. They recruited a thousand people

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Fitter Twitters

Two Sparrows at sunrise

The early bird… hits the high note? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. It’s too early in the morning, but the birds are up and singing already! But why SO early?! Well, are you at YOUR peak idol performance first thing in the morning? Jason

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Canine Brain

Dog smiling looking at the camera

Your dog loves you, NOT because you’re beautiful! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Puppies — they’re adorable! But do they think WE’RE cute? Nora Bunford and her team from Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest also wondered. They used MRI scanners to measure the brain

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Raindrop Power

Snowed mountain

Ain’t no mountain high enough! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. We’ve all heard that catchy song! But..can mountains be raised, valleys lowered, and rivers widened? Rain may have the power to do all! But how? Byron Adams from the University of Bristol and collaborators

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Virtual Therapy

Virtual reality setting for online therapy

Game time! …..with your therapist? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. These days, everything happens online – even therapy! Though it can be tough to open up online. But hey. . . What if you could meet your therapist in a virtual setting, like in

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Magic Tablecloth

Pears on a tablecloth

Move over, Gordon Ramsey! We’ve got mealtime covered! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Choosing what to make for dinner can be a Kitchen Nightmare! But what if someone – or some-THING –made the decision for you? Te-Yen Wu and colleagues at Dartmouth University have

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Bright Lights Big Bumblebees

Bumblebee in a pink flower with a fence behind

What’s the buzz happening in our cities? Literally! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Tall buildings, hectic roads. Our cities are enough to make humans feel small! But what about the critters buzzing around our balconies and parkways? Take bumblebees–how have they adjusted to city

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Mighty Spongebob

Sponge in the ocean

Does Spongebob Squarepants have the perfect frame? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. We, humans, need our buildings to be nice and sturdy. There are definitely right and VERY wrong ways to put them together. But what’s the LEAST amount of support you need to

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