Nowhere to Hide

Come out, come out, wherever you are!   This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. To treat cancer, first you have to find it –but cancer likes to play hide-and-seek. What if we could spot it easily — like exploring a cave with a flashlight?  Nozomi Nishizawa

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Bug Off!

Unbe-leaf-able! Plants can be SO defensive!  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. You just brought home this plant and the leaves are already chewed up? How can we protect our green beauties? The answer could be. . . Tobacco plants. . They produce an arsenal

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Pet Talk 101

Watch your tone! Professor Fluffykins might be listening. This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. You know what it’s called when someone’s good or bad mood rubs off on you? “Emotional Contagion.” This helps build social bonds within AND between species. Domesticated animals can distinguish between

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Light Wash

Here’s a bright idea for washing your veggies! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. You’ve heard how UV light could kill germs! Hospitals use this ALL THE TIME. But having to leave the light on constantly… Imagine the bill! What if you could clean it

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Dye Another Day

Oh no! Is that . . . a new gray hair?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Was it stress from traffic? Or hosting that interminable Thanksgiving dinner? More importantly, can I reverse it? Enter Ayelet Rosenberg from Columbia University and team. They tracked down fifteen people

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Gobble Gobble!

Pass the turkey – with extra tryptophan, please! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. We love our friendly gut bacteria – they help break down our Thanksgiving dinner! However, people with Celiac disease have less of this bacteria, leading to extra digestion troubles. What’s a

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Bacteria Batteries

Fitness trackers, VR, AI….oh my! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Today wearable tech is EVERYWHERE. Typically, these products are powered by lithium-ion batteries. Unfortunately, these are bad for the environment, and require frequent recharging. Is there an alternative? Xiaomeng Liu and team from the

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Vintage Vision

Is it yellowing? It MUST be vintage! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Have you noticed your old gameboy turning yellow? Why does that happen? Margaret Elmer-Dixon and researchers at University of Minnesota Duluth shed light on the phenomenon. LITERALLY! They investigated how plastics interact

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Space Race

Traveling to Mars? Don’t forget the sunblock! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying – Pop on those shades! Both the sun AND our galaxy put out some deadly stuff. Too much basking in cosmic rays can lead to cancer and even deadly radiation poisoning.

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