Bear-ly Exercising

Need a workout buddy? How about a….polar bear?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Studies show that ice in the Arctic is rapidly melting. Since polar bears call this ice home, how will its disappearance affect them? Anthony Pagano teamed up with zoos in San

Climate of Conquest

Were Genghis Khan’s conquests a product of . . . nice weather? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. The Mongols were bad dudes, but they kind of came out of nowhere. One day they were a bunch of warring tribes, the next they conquered Korea,

Rice Cooker

Rice is delicious! But no longer nutritious? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Climate change can really bring the heat! But, ocean levels aren’t the only thing on the rise. Carbon dioxide levels are also increasing. How does this change in the atmosphere affect our

Methane Roundup

Scientists are fighting climate change, one burp at a time! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. The target? Methane. This gas is much more effective than others at trapping heat in the atmosphere. One source of methane is cows. Cow’s stomachs contain microorganisms that ferment

Mop Up the Sky

Tide may be tough on stains, but could it also be tough on the environment? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Great news! Air pollution caused by cars has plummeted thanks to new laws. But for some reason, there’s still smog hanging over L-A. What

Rain Dance

Oh boy: is yet more freak weather coming our way? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. When clouds are overloaded with water vapor, it rains. But warm cloud air can hold a lot more water than cooler air. So increased heat can create bigger water

Worm Dinner

Worms have a taste for coffee cups? Who knew? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Styrofoam and other plastics can take over hundreds of years to degrade. Yeesh! Is there a way to make them go away faster? Stanford researchers may have a solution –

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

Tonal Talk

Climate influences language. True or false? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying: True, suggests a new study. Think about trying to talk when your throat is dry. It’s harder, right? Well, researchers in Germany and the Netherlands say: That’s exactly why certain languages arose

The Planet Well-Bean

Beans, beans, the magical fruit. The more you eat, the more you… clean up the environment? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Turns out, legumes like beans and peas aren’t JUST good for your heart! Researchers from Loma Linda University are tooting about how farty