Water Wise

They paved paradise, put up a parking lot, and then what? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. One of the many ways modern societies lose valuable drinking water is through toilets. So says environmental engineer Stanley Grant of the University of California, Irvine. He and

Spider Reality Show

Spiders who love video games too much? Story at 11! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Jumping spiders are well-known for their good vision. But researchers have a hard time getting them to display natural behaviors in the lab. That’s why scientists at Australia’s Macquarie

Giraffe Gab

I still don’t know what the fox says. Giraffes, though, are another story! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Cats meow. Dogs bark. A sound has never been ascribed to giraffes, though. Until now. Austrian researchers painstakingly recorded – and analyzed – almost one thousand

The Perfect Gift

The holidays are coming – yikes! Can science help How to find that perfect gift? This Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Gift shopping can be so stressful! Most of us are just clueless Most of us are just clueless about what to get our friends. Soap

Hawk Eyes

Ever wish someone would watch your kids like a hawk? Literally? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Imagine you’re a hummingbird. You’re small. Your eggs are small. Potentially, squirrel lunch. What can you do? Get protection. Hire a hawk! That’s where Harold Greeney comes in.

Brain Drain

Could the fountain of youth actually be in our brains? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. We all yearn for the glory days of our youth. Sadly, time and age only go one way. But what if there was a cure to kick those grays

Leaky Carbon Faucet

Better call that plumber, we’ve got some leaky carbon over here! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Carbon dioxide, or C-O-2, is rising in the atmosphere. And we rely on large, dense forests called carbon sinks to suck it up. But exactly how much C-O-2

Break Job

Hey, is there something wrong with your breaks? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, with the latest on how to maximize your downtime! During the workday, we all need breaks – snack breaks, lunch breaks, second lunch breaks. But researchers from Baylor University’s business school

Rethinking Bird Brains

Can you think faster than a pigeon? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Most of us claim to be amazing multi-taskers. But what about birds? Researchers from Ruhr [ROOR] University Bochum [BOH-kum] in Germany decided to put this challenge to the test. They had about

Prehistoric Virus

Scientists are bringing back a 30,000-year-old virus. What could possibly go wrong? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying: Sure, call it a comeback! French researchers call it Mollivirus sibericum, and it’s long been frozen in Siberian soil. Thanks to climate change, that once chilly