Spider Sense

As if spiders weren’t scary enough…they’re listening to us, too?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Jumping spiders are vicious predators known for their keen eyesight. Not so much for their hearing, because they lack eardrums. But now researchers from Harvard and Cornell have spun

Animal Eavesdroppings

Are forest animals the next Bandcamp stars? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Humans have been working hard to preserve the world’s oceans, deserts and forests. But how is that working out? You COULD use satellites to track forest growth. But satellites can’t see the

Survival of the Loudest

Who’s tough enough to survive on ….The Voice?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Animals must compete for food, mates, and other resources to win the survival race. The successful ones tend to be larger or more physically formidable than their opponents. But size can

Quiet Creativity

Does your inner Van Gogh need a special jam? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science Music, food for the ears and the soul! Many claim that listening to music gets their creative juices flowing. But what if background music actually STUNTS the creative process? Meet

The First Hello

Want to know how to make the best first impression? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. When meeting strangers, how we look tells the world a lot about our personality. But what about how we SOUND? Enter Emmanuel Ponsot from the French National Center for

Hockey Noise

Now that hockey season’s ending, let’s check the damage. To participants’ groins, teeth, ears? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Consider this study on hockey noise done by University of Alberta audiologists Richard Liu and William Hodgetts. To measure the overall noise during three play-off