Puppy Dog Eyes

Ever seen an ugly puppy? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying – no such thing! They’re ALL cute! And they somehow look the most adorable when they’ve done something bad. It’s all in those pleading puppy dog eyes. Sometimes instead of a scolding, Fido

Morning Workout

Trying to burn those extra calories? Have a second cup! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science and some mocha-licious news. Nothing gets you going like that cup of morning joe! But can coffee BURN calories? Virginie Sottile and her team from the University of Nottingham

Aging Bat-ifully

Hey, influencers – have you heard about BEAUTY TIPS from BATS? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. For most mammals, the smaller they are, the shorter their lifespan. But not bats! If humans played by bat rules, we’d live past a hundred and fifty! What

Tender Tootsies

Why are Hobbits such good travelers? Because they’ve never walked a mile in ANYONE else’s shoes! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Humans evolved walking barefoot, not in fancy sneakers. Calluses developed to naturally protect our feet from walking hazards, like sharp sticks and rocks.

Deadly Donuts

Donuts, mayonnaise, gin – worst martini ever? Or just the most unhealthy? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Breakfast on the fly? Croissan-wich and coffee. For lunch? Pizza and a coke. Hey, it’s not the most nutritious diet, but what’s the worst that could happen?

Panda Picnic

Going vegan? What can a bear claw teach us? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Bears love meat! And occasionally honey — I’m talking to you, Winnie the Pooh! But not ALL bears. For instance, despite their ursine heritage, pandas eat bamboo everyday. However, a

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

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

I See UVC

Can cameras “see” invisible light? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with The Loh Down on Science. My sunscreen protects against U-V-A and U-V-B, but what about U-V-C!?!?!? Yes, there is a THIRD type of U-V light! Fortunately we are protected from it by the earth’s ozone. UNfortunately, there are weak

Meet our newest Hive member!

Racine Rangel is a second year PhD student in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. For a class assignment by Professor Brandon Gaut, she was tasked with a new writing assignment format to try writing a script for a Loh Down! Racine decided to write about the Arctic Cod and how they survive in the