Hiver Brenna Biggs at Grad Slam!

Brenna Biggs, one of our LDOS managing editors, was selected to present her research at the UCI Grad Slam Finals! Brenna presented a 3-minute talk, titled “Dairy Air: Old MacDonald Has A Problem,” in front of hundreds of people and judges representing different sectors in Orange County. She won second

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Open Com-MOO-nication

Do cows com-MOO-nicate? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Dr. Dolittle can talk to the animals – why can’t we?  This would be great for dairy farmers tending their cows. Because happy cows make happy milk! Alexandra Green from University of Sydney and her team

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Memory Multiplier

Exam time? Or CRAM time?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Where’s that file the boss asked for? Where did I put my keys??! In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, we can’t remember EVERYTHING!  If only we had a brain boost! Studies have

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Good to the Bone

Oh SNAP! Was that a bone fracture? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying.. Broken bones are no joke! They take forever to heal… until now? Enter Shyni Varghese from Duke University and her team. They believe they have found a key player to speed

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Happy Feet the Scientist

Could climate scientists get some help from…Happy Feet? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Monitoring our oceans helps us understand how they’re changing. Right now, sensors monitor the sea’s currents, temperature, and salt levels. But they can’t cover the ENTIRE ocean. Picture the data as

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A Flu Cure in Spitting Distance

Next year’s flu shot may come from llamas!? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Flu vaccines help us make antibodies — trained assassins that target bad bugs!  But flu comes in many strains, which are always changing. This makes it challenging to predict the most

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Get in Line

Hey, mister – no cuts! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Standing in line for a latte — such a twenty-first century problem! But pity the poor extinct trilobites – their fossils are STILL waiting in line! What’s a trilobite? It’s an ancient marine arthropod.

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Heart of a Whale

Be still, my beating heart! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with The Loh Down on Science. Healthy human heart rates range from about sixty to one hundred beats per minute. Too slow or too fast – we feel lightheaded and weak. How about blue whales? They are the largest animals,

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