Fizzy and Fat

Your beverage of choice. Fizzy or flat? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. We know that sugary sodas can pack on pounds. But we love our bubbly bevs! So we’re cutting back on soda, drinking more sparkling water, and staying hydrated! That’s a healthy lifestyle

Perfection Perception

It’s hard to be a millennial—when you’re a millennial? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Overachievers. O-C-D. Helicopter parents. Buzz words, sure, but are these tied to real phenomena? Enter researchers from the U-K, Thomas Curran and Andrew Hill. They compiled over one-hundred-and-fifty studies from

Bacteria on the Rocks

Waiter, I’ll have water….ice? Not so much! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. When a waiter brings us water with ice, we can assume the water is safe to drink. But what about the ice? Enter Raimondo Gaglio and colleagues from Universitá di Palermo in

Man Flu

Sure, women know the pain of giving birth, but they’ve never been stricken by the Man Flu! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Say you, or someone you love, is bedridden with a cold. Completely debilitated. It’s a condition affectionately called the “man flu.” Are

Picture This

Does Mona Lisa’s smile jog your memory? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Snapchat! Instagram! Good ol’ Kodachrome! We count on them to help us relive the good times. But could just the ACT of taking a photo help us remember the moment? Alixandra Barasch

Stand Up for Health

WORKPLACE HAZARD… sitting? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Maybe you’re sitting in the car now. And odds are you’re on your way to sitting at a desk for eight hours. Could all this sitting be worse than you think? Enter Keith Diaz at the

Generosity Hormone

Are you willing to lend a hand—or a fiver? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. A friend in need? We’re on it! But what about needy strangers? René Hurlemann at the University of Bonn Medical Center and his colleagues had an idea. Their possible remedy

Probiotic Pollution Solution

; Credit: Michael Blaylock/Edenspace Systems Corporation The Loh Down On Science Probiotics… it’s not just for breakfast anymore! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. There’s no easy way to clean up the pollutant trichloroethylene, or T-C-E. This common industrial solvent leaches into soils from improper

Toxic Nests

; Credit: Ignorance is Bliss The Loh Down On Science Paper, plastic, and… cigarette butts? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Urban birds scrounge up people’s trash to build their nests. No butts about it! Just like cigarettes aren’t good for you or me, they