Noise Pollution

Don’t forget to dry your hands! WHAT? What’d you say?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Many public restrooms have electric hand dryers. It saves trees and cuts down on trash! But those noisy contraptions have little kiddos covering their ears! Young scientist Nora Louise

Power Nap

Shhh! Something magical is happening! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science…and naps! Ah, nap time – that sacred time of day! Particularly for parents of babies. Nothing like quiet time to reclaim some sanity! In the U.S., nap time disappears as children grow older. But

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

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

High Tide

Is there a 4:20 in the afternoon. . . for fish? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Headaches, depression, diabetes – our medicine cabinets are FULL of pills! And unfortunately, our bodies don’t fully absorb all the medications we take. The leftovers end up….um, in