Druggie Dinos

; Credit: PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY SARAH ROGERS/THE DAILY BEAST The Loh Down On Science Did hippie dinosaurs get high on fungus?  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. If you ever see grain or grass with black nibs, be cautious!  That could be ergot: a toxic,

Mind-Body Balance

The Loh Down On Science Ommmmm….can mindfulness help us live longer? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Yoga, meditation and Tai-Chi are proven ways to relieve anxiety and stress. But could these activities also help prevent disease? Ivana Buric at Coventry University studied how our

That’s My Jam!

; Credit: /Getty Images The Loh Down On Science Stuck in traffic? You’re not alone—or maybe you are! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science.  Traffic congestion just seems to be getting WORSE, doesn’t it??!! To encourage carpooling, traffic engineers created high-occupancy vehicle or H-O-V lanes.

Energy Blast

The Loh Down On Science Did asteroid collisions jumpstart life on Earth? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying:  Maybe! Our planet was a rough place before life emerged billions of years ago.  Volcanic eruptions, noxious chemicals in the air …  Oh yeah – and

Marine Mucus House

; Credit: MBARI The Loh Down On Science Hate cleaning house? Here’s a fun new solution! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Larvaceans are ocean creatures that resemble tadpoles. Every day they build a three-foot long mucus shelter that also traps food. To eat, the

Modern Family

; Credit: www.thedogpress.com The Loh Down On Science Not one, not two, but a hundred-and-one dalmatians! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science.  It’s hard to spot one cute black-and-white puppy without picturing the other ninety-eight. But what if proud doggy parents Pongo and Perdita couldn’t

Sewer Science

Toxic water running from a sewer to the river; Credit: Wavetop/Getty Images/iStockphoto The Loh Down On Science What does a city’s sewage reveal?  You’ll be surprised! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, and the poop on municipal waste. More and more, science is finding connections

Picturebook Overload

; Credit: Ariel Skelley/Getty Images The Loh Down On Science One pic, two pics, three pics, four. I don’t want to learn anymore! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Big letters, bright pictures, and lots of sparkles! What better way to get a toddler hyped

Brain Games

The Loh Down On Science Your braiiiins!  That’s what cognitive scientists want—your braiiins! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying:  Don’t be scared. This is not some real-life version of The Walking Dead.  We’re talking about the website testmybrain.org has online puzzles and activities for