Your Cheatin’ Hormones

Can our hormones make us cheaters? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Most discussions about cheating focus on ethics. But psychologist Robert Josephs, of the University of Texas at Austin, wondered: Are hormones involved? Because goodness knows hormones impact other decisions. If you know what

50 Shades of Yellow

A rose is a rose is a rose, right? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying: Except when it’s yellow! Roses aside, University of York researchers have discovered something very strange about that color. People’s perception of it changes from winter to summer! As part

Love in a Bottle

Will you marry me… AND my love for Pepsi? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Before popping the question, consider how compatible you are with that special someone. Think: similar backgrounds, values, or religion. But Coke over Pepsi – deal-breaker? Researchers from Duke University examined

Virtually Sexist

Are sexist men less evolved? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Meet biologist Michael Kasumovic. He studies evolution in various contexts. Like online. For example, when male gamers, hiding behind Internet anonymity, harass female gamers. Kasumovic’s team participated anonymously in the multiplayer shoot-em-up game, Halo-Three.

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

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

Grunt, Set, Match

Listen! Can you hear the next Wimbledon champion? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Watching tennis is fun! Powerful strokes, fancy footwork, stylish outfits! But can we predict the winners just by LISTENING to them play? Psychologists from the University of Sussex believe so. 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

Dating Tips

Can science get you a date? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Meet Khalid Khan of the London School of Medicine. He was curious about studies on courtship. Seems we’re healthier when we’re in love! Khan wondered: Then wouldn’t it make sense, medically, to help