The Perfect Pop

Movie magic meets… popcorn science? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. No movie night is complete without delicious, buttery popcorn! But have you ever wondered what makes those kernels pop and jump? A study led by Ecole Polytechnic tried to explain this phenomenon. Two French

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Gettin’ Hangry

Introducing hanger. Part hunger, part anger, let’s party! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying: You know what I’m talking about. Now, don’t get hangry with me. Point is, it’s hard to be nice when your stomach is growling. Why? A dietician at Texas A&M

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Apes in the Kitchen

Can you teach a chimp to cook? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying: Chimps probably won’t be whipping up souffles anytime soon. But there is evidence they might want to. Meet Alexandra Rosati and Felix Warneken of Harvard University. They’ve been conducting some intriguing

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Salad Daze

Want to get the most out of your daily vegetables? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science… with good news! Veggies and greens may be good for you, but they can sure taste boring! Some oily salad dressing would spice things up, but that can’t be

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Bacteria on the Rocks

Waiter, I’ll have water….ice? Not so much! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. When a waiter brings us water with ice, we can assume the water is safe to drink. But what about the ice? Enter Raimondo Gaglio and colleagues from Universitá di Palermo in

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Synch Into Sleep

Is lack of sleep throwing your body off beat? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Think of your body as an orchestra. The maestro is a master clock that lives in your brain. It keeps time by syncing with light and dark. The instruments are

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Popcorn Science

Have you ever wondered why popcorn pops? French scientists have. This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Meet Emmanuel Virot and Alexandre Ponomarenko. They study extreme forces. Things like: how wind breaks trees. Their experiments require special equipment, including cameras that record thousands of images per

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Not Too Sweet!

Trying to cut your sugar intake? You may want to drop that Diet Coke! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Equal, Splenda, Stevia – just some of the tempting low-cal sugar alternatives! Who wouldn’t want to savor that sweet, chocolatey cake without the sugary guilt?

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