Navigational Skills

Country roads… take you home?? Literally? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Where did you grow up? In a bustling city? Suburban cul-de-sac? Out on a farm, perhaps? Could your home impact your sense of direction? Enter Antoine Coutrot and team from the University of Lyon.  

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Bee Odd, Bee Even

You can count on … BEES?!?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Let’s split an order of HONEY barbecue wings. Wait. 5 wings, for 2 people…Someone – NOT ME… is getting shortchanged. But are we the only species that can tell odd from even?  Enter

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Dry Maya

DID the Mayans predict the end of their own civilization? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Ancient Mayan glyphs predicted the end of the world in two thousand twelve. Well, we’re still here, but the Mayans aren’t! What happened? Some believe it was starvation caused

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Dog Bodybuilding

No more kibble, Fido! Look what you did to the rug! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. It’s YOUR dinner time, but your dog keeps begging for treats! And he’s already a biiiiit round. Maybe it’s doggie diet time? But does dieting ACTUALLY help our

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To Infini-tea and Beyond

Space, the final frontier – for bacteria! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Bacteria are EVERYWHERE – but they’re not ALL bad. Helpful bacteria, called probiotics, are found in food and drinks, like Kombucha tea! So if bacteria can survive in my drink…where else can

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Beak Performance

Gimme a hand here! A third one. This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Ever wish you had an extra arm? No more multiple trips to the car, easier push ups… Sounds HANDY, right? Is there already an animal that can do things like that? Enter

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Sound for Sore Eyes

What if we could save sight…with SOUND? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science saying… Okay, not just any sound…ULTRAsound! Yep, the same technology we use to SEE babies before they’re born. Can it also be used to restore vision? Enter Xuejun Qian and team from the

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Toddler Tea Time

So…how was eighth grade today? Hello? Anyone there? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Slam! Your teenager gets in the car only responding with grunts. But as a toddler they told you everything. Did these early life chats have any impact later in life?  Claire

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Coral Clinics

Does coral serve a PORPOISE for dolphins? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. When you get sick, you probably go to the doctor. But how do sea creatures treat their ailments? Enter Gertrud Morlock from Justus Liebig University of Giessen and team. They dove into

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Move to Innovate

Got writer’s block? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science… saying me too! Argh, I’m stuck on this writing project. And the deadline’s in two days! It has me so anxious–maybe I’ll Google Yoga With Adrienne for some Stress Relief. But WAIT, could that actually help?!

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