Worth a Shot

Is your sleep quality ON THE ROCKS? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. WINE-ing about not getting a good night’s sleep? Maybe that after-work cocktail is to blame!  Dandan Zheng and researchers at Penn State University wondered whether alcohol intake affects sleep. To find out, they

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Laws of Attraction

Are YOU a perfect… “nine?” This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Thousands of beauty ads hit our inbox every day. And don’t get me started on those Instagram feeds! It’s hard not to judge ourselves against these impossible standards! But does OUR vision of ourselves

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Confuzzled Cats

Wanna hear something PAW-esome? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. You just want some peace after a long day at work. But that darn cat! It won’t leave you alone, no matter where you hide! What sort of sixth sense are they using to pin

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Under Pressure

“In a world of zero gravity, you won’t BELIEVE your eyes!”  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Here on earth, our blood knows how to go where it belongs. But because astronauts live in zero gravity, nothing is pulling blood to their lower bodies. Over

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Clean and Green

One man’s trash is another man’s…disinfectant? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Time for spring cleaning! Get out those sprays, scrubs and solvents! But all those chemicals – so toxic to us AND our environment! Is there a CLEANER way to CLEAN? Fengbo Yu at

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Frozen Jelly

Stay chill… with jelly? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Hot day at the beach? Storing food for a long car trip? Bring plenty of ICE!  But ice isn’t always sustainable or sanitary. It’s difficult to collect meltwater to make more ice. And, when ice

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Tiny Tree-tment

Want to feel like a Jolly Green … ZEN giant? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Ahhhhh, Spring! A perfect time to tend the garden and breathe in fresh air! Satisfying — and HEALTHY! Can all that goodness come in small – I mean REALLY

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Rubik’s Poops

Pooping bricks — it’s just an expression! Or is it…?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Everybody poops, but only one animal poops CUBES. The wombat, a chubby little marsupial from Australia, drops DICE-shaped doo-doos! Neat trick – but how? David Hu and team at

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Super-Script

How do YOU channel your inner Aaron Sorkin?  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. When we’re gabbing with our besties, the words just tumble out like an episode of The West Wing. But from where? How DO our brains produce the quick back-and-forth of conversational

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Laughter Detector

I’m a poet and I show it – my feet are Longfellows! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. No offense, Dad – but Dad jokes are THE WORST! Sometimes you can’t help but laugh. Or…you might share the laughter — just to be polite! Enter

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