Fish College

School’s out — not just for humans, but for. . .  fish?  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Picture a school of fish, all moving in perfect harmony. They all know exactly where to go, right? Wrong! Richard Morris from the University of New South

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Perfect Shot

A physicist, a mathematician, and a chemist walk into a coffee shop…, This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Making your own morning coffee these days? Trying to make your Starbucks “usual” is tough! Behind every cup of Joe is some serious science. How does your

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Group Games

[siiiiiighhh] Dirty dishes in the sink – AGAIN! When will someone clean that up!? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying – someone ELSE, I mean! Stepping up is tough! Whether it’s housework, stopping bullies, or giving blood, no one wants to be the first.

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Superbug Drills

Superbug invasion? Call out the Dynamic Duo!  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. We love our antibiotic superheroes! They help destroy disease-causing microorganisms. But not always! Some deadly superbugs can become resistant to antibiotics by building a mighty fortress against them. What then? An international

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Candy Crash

Sugar RUSH or sugar CRUSH? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Sweet treats… A guilty pleasure! Sure, they’re bad for our health. But donuts, candies and sodas can definitely lift our spirits! Or can they?! Konstantinos Mantantzis from Humboldt University of Berlin wondered. He and

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Martian Air

Summertime, and breathin’s easy… on Mars! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Like Earth, Mars has seasons. As the seasons change, so does its air. But, there’s something strange happening in the atmosphere, and we don’t know why… Melissa Trainer and a group of NASA

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Colorful Eggspression

Which came first – the white egg or the brown egg? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. There’s a reason we wear white after Memorial Day! Dressing in lighter colors helps keep us cool. Bird eggs do the same thing. Light-colored shells keep the embryo

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Reading Rules

Multilinguals unite! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Head, shoulders, knees, and NOSE, knees and….NOSE??  Huh? When reading unexpected words, we respond differently based on how many languages we speak. Why is that?  Megan Zirnstein and her team at the University of California, Riverside, dug

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True or Not True

  “Oreos increase longevity”! Really?? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. It’s easy to get fooled by “fake news,” but what affects our judgement of truth?  Dan King from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and his colleagues investigated. They asked a group of

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Unsinkable Metal

Loose lips sink ships, but can spiders save them? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Oh, the clever Diving Bell Spiders! These creatures drag bell-shaped webs underwater – trapping an air bubble. They use the trapped air to breathe underwater, where they live! That gave

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