Hunting for Zzzzzs

Parents, what’s with teens and SLEEPING? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Your teens are night owls. They hit the hay just as their grandparents are waking up. Why is this? Enter David Samson at the University of Toronto. He and his colleagues went to

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Technology Troubles

WARNING! This cat video is too cute for class! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Nowadays, many students bring their laptops to lectures. But for learning, or for BROWSING? Do students and faculty consider surfing in class a distraction? Enter Elena Neiterman and Christine Zaza

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Sad Crow(d)

Does a sad emoji make you feel sad too? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with The Loh Down on Science. Good times, bad times – friends share it all! And sometimes, we unconsciously match the mood of those around us. This effect is called EMOTIONAL CONTAGION. Even our dogs seem

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On Your Left

This road’s not big enough for the both of us! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Most car accidents with bicyclists occur because drivers don’t SEE the biker. However, even wearing bright clothes doesn’t make cycling on the road THAT much safer Studies show DRIVER

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Cavemen Go Green

Did Wilma have to remind Fred to sort the recycling? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Life wasn’t easy four hundred thousand years ago. There was no Cave Depot! What to do when your sharp rock breaks? Recycle it! Archaeologists recently found that early humans

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Laughing Matters

“We’re not laughing at you, we’re laughing with you!” This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science – saying, perhaps! Maybe it’s the chuckling snort of your Grandpa Al. Or the appletini-infused cackling at a ladies’ night out. In any case, the way we laugh, and who

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Clock and Awe

Short on time? Wouldn’t it be AWE-some to have more? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Time seems to stand still when you’re staring at the stars. Or standing on edge of the Grand Canyon! But does contemplating something vast and awe-inspiring make you feel

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Cuteness Overload

You are cute enough to EAT…or…SQUISH?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. When you see adorable, chubby babies, don’t you just want pinch to them? Maybe even BITE them? Well, you’re not alone. This feeling is called “cute aggression.” Huh? How can aggression be cute?

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Survival of the Loudest

Who’s tough enough to survive on ….The Voice?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Animals must compete for food, mates, and other resources to win the survival race. The successful ones tend to be larger or more physically formidable than their opponents. But size can

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Computer Savvy

Have you ever leaned in for a kiss that wasn’t? Awkward! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. We humans are generally good at predicting social cues. A handshake versus a hug, for example. How? By observing those around us and comparing to our previous experiences.

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