How Do You Goo?

Want a glue that sticks? Just scare a slug! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. When you cut your skin open, stitches and staples have you covered. But what keeps you together when the incision is INSIDE your body? Jianyu Li [JEEAHN-you LEE] and colleagues

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

Scents and Sensibility

Ew—this milk smells bad. What do you think? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. You and I are different. We have unique fingerprints, retinal prints, and—surprise—olfactory prints. We just don’t smell things the same way. There are roughly four-hundred different smell receptors, but we don’t

Picture This

Does Mona Lisa’s smile jog your memory? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Snapchat! Instagram! Good ol’ Kodachrome! We count on them to help us relive the good times. But could just the ACT of taking a photo help us remember the moment? Alixandra Barasch

Drilling for Cancer

We’re taking aim at cancer – literally! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Cancer may be hard to defeat, but it’s not invincible. Most cancer fighting drugs can kill cancer, but healthy cells often become collateral damage. Could there be a solution with more precise

Smokes on the Water

Newsflash: Butts are hurting marine life! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying no, we don’t mean too-small G-strings at the beach. Cigarette butts are the most common form of litter on beaches. Volunteers cleaned up more than 2 million of them from the world’s

Stand Up for Health

WORKPLACE HAZARD… sitting? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Maybe you’re sitting in the car now. And odds are you’re on your way to sitting at a desk for eight hours. Could all this sitting be worse than you think? Enter Keith Diaz at the

Peak Performance

Over forty? Good news! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying: Your brain’s best years are still ahead! It’s been thought that mental speed and memory peak for people in their twenties. And knowledge that builds with time and experience, like your vocabulary, has seemed

Zero to Hero

“Gimme your lunch money!” – Remember that from recess? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. The Karate Kid versus Johnny the Bully. Can the physically weak win against the incredibly strong? It’s not just humans. Animals use physical dominance to establish their social rank. Take