Tongue-Tied T Rex

  DINO got your tongue?   This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science.   Dinosaurs are making a comeback… on screen that is! Movies like Jurassic Park had to imagine what these fierce creatures looked like. But have you ever wondered if they had it wrong?

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Ant-nihilate Traffic

  What’s the ants-er to road-rage?   This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying, perchance – it’s ANTS!   Ugh, traffic. Right? We’re all just trying to get from point A to point B! What’s the hold-up?   Audrey Dussutour at Toulouse University in France

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Salamander Limbs

  Oh my aching joints! If only knees grew on trees!   This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science.   When a salamander gets grabbed by the tail – off it comes. He just grows a new one! Amphibians that can grow back limbs have special

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Veggie Tales

  It’s flu season… for PLANTS?!?   This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science.   Like us, plants catch viruses. Their home remedy? Plants use molecular scissors to break viruses into tiny pieces. These bits of genetic material are replicated, creating small interfering RNA’s — or

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Stopwatch or Tattoo

  Tick-tock – TIME to get a tattoo? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Out for a run? You need a good stopwatch! But ouch…that chafing wristband! What about a glowing stopwatch display, right on your hand? Scientists have already developed these, but they need

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Blind Date

Ah, love – is it REALLY blind? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Male bees — you’ve got it rough. You’re born, you mate with a queen, and then you die. But, hundreds of other would-bee suitors are trying to do the same thing! How

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Feel the Burn

Can you eat more Ghost Peppers than a mole-rat? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. The highveld mole-rat has a superpower. It can roll around in a colony of stinging ants without breaking a sweat! The ants sting with a chemical called AITC, the same

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Diamonds in the Deep

Are diamonds a geologists’ best friend? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Our planet’s volume is eighty percent mantle–the rock layer between Earth’s crust and inner core. But the mantle extends down thousands of kilometers, and we can only dig down TWELVE. Can we learn

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Ancient Brew

It’s Miller time…in ancient Egypt? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. That beer’s been in the back of the fridge for months. You check the date – are we still using the Gregorian calendar? Doesn’t matter – still good! How?! Archeologist Mohamed Farag from Cairo

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