P is for Power

Can we power our cell phones with fuel cells that are really wee? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying: Yes! Meaning, not only are the cells tiny, but their power source is, shall we say, free flowing. That’s according to scientists at the University

Sexy Scary Wings

Can colors be scary and sexy at the same time? This is Sandra Tsing Loh, with the Loh Down on Science, saying: Yes! At least for butterflies. Consider the heliconius erato butterfly of Central America. It sports a red band on its black forewing and a yellow stripe on its

Doggo Decisions

Finding THE ONE is no walk in the park! Or dog park. This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. When it comes to relationships, most people have a “type.” But does that only hold true for our HUMAN relationships? Samantha Cohen and Peter Todd from Indiana

Slingshot Spiders

Here’s the most exciting new thing on the inter-web – Extreme Spider Sports! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science,. Meet the triangle-weaver spider. Most spiders just sit on their web and wait. But the triangle-weaver sends hers flying! First, the spider stretches out her web,

Tough As A Lobster

Could your knight in shining armor be…a lobster? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with The Loh Down on Science, saying…love this spiny shellfish? Well, chew on this! Ming Guo was doing just that one evening. Over dinner, he noticed that the film on the belly of his lobster was super

Nature Nurtures

Take a chill pill… from Mother Nature? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Being outdoors in nature is known to reduce stress and anxiety. For those living and working in cities, a stroll in the park can improve their well-being. But how much fresh air

Man’s Best Friend

Does your pooch truly understand your feelings? Or is Spot’s nuzzling just learned behavior? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, and on compassionate canines. Dogs often show a strong emotional connection to humans. But can they really understand what we’re feeling? Researchers at the University

Altering Memories

Are you haunted by the past? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with The Loh Down on Science, asking… Remember your high school days? That time you threw up in front of your crush? Want to erase those embarrassing memories? Meet Briana Chen from Columbia University and colleagues from Boston University.

Frozen Fish Sticks

By: Racine Rangel Jump on in – the subzero Arctic water is fine! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science and a chilling case. What’s it like to live in the coldest location on the planet? Polar ice caps, bitter snow storms, and below freezing temperatures.

Bee Mathletes

What’s smarter than a talking horse? A spelling bee? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Besides making honey, honeybees can communicate with dance, and even count! What CAN’T they do? Scarlett Howard from the Université de Toulouse BEE-searched this question. She tried to train bees