Chunky Chocolate

This study is a chocolate mess! In a GOOD way… This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Chocolate – the miracle food! Like magic, chunks of fat, sugar, and cocoa solids become the treat we all love! But how does this combo produce LIQUID chocolate? Is

Burglars or Bunglers?

Crime doesn’t pay! Except when it’s virtual? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying – how far are YOU in the Tetris Effect? Virtual reality has revolutionized video games. Players can lead alternate lives without consequences — even a life of crime! But what can

Under Pressure

Dum-dum dum da-da dum-dum…You think YOU’RE “under pressure?” This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. The shrimp-like critter, Hirondellea gigas has us all beat! It lives under EXTREME pressure, ten thousand meters deep underwater. How extreme? Eight-hundred times that at sea level! Other crustaceans cannot survive

Hot and Cold

Tired of those passive-aggressive office thermostat wars? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Summer is here! That means sleeveless dresses and sandals can come back out of the closet! But then you remember… That guy in the office who ALWAYS turns the thermostat to sixty-five!

Left Field

Does anxiety send you into left field? Literally? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, and on emotional orientation! Psychologists in the UK report that a person’s emotions can steer where they walk. They say anxiety or inhibition can lead people leftwards. But overall positive vibes

Big Hoax

How many people does it take to fake a moon landing? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying: One to take a giant leap for mankind, and 399,000 to hold the fake scenery! It’s not a very good joke. But that number, 400,000, is totally

Stress Test

Hate Mondays? You and me both! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying, there’s a little Garfield in all of us! Everyone feels tired and overwhelmed sometimes! But for those with chronic fatigue syndrome, every day is Monday! Up to two million Americans suffer from

Zombie Antz

News flash: Zombies. . . ARE REAL. This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying… I don’t mean the human living dead, but troves of zombie ANTS??!! It happens when a parasitic fungus hijacks their brains.The fungus releases chemicals into the ants that compels them to

Organic Pollution

Forest meadows, fresh flowers… tail pipe exhaust? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Secondary organic aerosols–gah! These tiny particles are a class of chemicals that form the air around us. As natural and industrial gas emissions interact with sunlight, the resulting particles reflect or absorb