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The Loh Down on Science



The Loh Down on Science is the fun way to get your daily dose of science in less than two minutes. The program explains the world of science with a dash of humor. Hosted by writer/performer and Caltech alumna Sandra Tsing Loh, it's a program for t



 



Houseplants for Health

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Those bromeliads are doing more than looking good- they’re saving your health! @sunyoswego #cleanair #VOCs #houseplants #gogreen


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/11/26/1612-04_House_Plants_for_Health-0552a539.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Dr. Instagram

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Instagram photos that paint a picture of mental health #nofilter @uvmvermont @HarvardResearch #socialmedia #psychology #mood


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/11/25/1612-03_Dr_Instagram-e2b785ac.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Stink Bug Surprise

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

It's all there in black and white. #insects #bugs @umontreal


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/11/25/1612-02_Stink_bug_surprise-88dce468.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Team Spirit

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Strange bedfellows, in your mouth! @UCSDnews #biofilms #bacteria #oralhygiene #biology


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/11/25/1612-01_Team_Spirit-43ee4d59.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Cat Watch Fever

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:00:00 GMT

You won't believe this YouTube statistic! @IUNewsroom #cats #lpsychology #moods


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/10/25/1611-22_Cat_Watch_Fever-e77c179b.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Poop-y Climate Change

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 14:00:00 GMT

Getting a whiff of a #climatechange contributor: #cowpies #antibiotics #greenhousegases


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/10/25/1611-21_Poopy_Climate_Change-a16897e9.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Social Interference

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 14:00:00 GMT

Social butterfly or lone wolf? Maybe your T-cells are to blame! @UVA #autism #health #immunity #socialskills


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/10/25/1611-20_Social_Interference-ca6652ec.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Immaculate Ants

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 14:00:00 GMT

Do ants get sick? #insects #ants #animalbehavior


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/10/25/1611-19_Immaculate_Ants-16f8bb59.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Clay-loving Chimps

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 14:00:00 GMT

Clay – it’s what’s for dinner! #primates #biology #animalbehavior #chimpanzees #diet @uniofoxford #budongo #nutrition


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/10/25/1611-18_Clay_Loving_Chimps-2f9689b7.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast










Mom's Metabolism

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 14:00:00 GMT

You are what you eat - and what your great-grandmother ate! @WUSTL #obesity #epigenetics #metabolism


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/10/25/1611-14_Moms_Metabolism-def54d32.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast







Cali-chromosomes

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 14:00:00 GMT

Orange is the new black -- unless you’re a female cat! #calicocats #lyonization #x-inactivation #sicklecellanemia #linesofblaschko


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/10/25/1611-12_Cali_Chromosomes-c83a79eb.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast







Stressed Chicks

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 14:00:00 GMT

Three little birds said it best: “Don’t worry - be happy!” #FeatheredFriends #Birds #Stress


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/10/25/1611-10_Stressed_Chicks-83a3eabc.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Pink Snow

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 14:00:00 GMT

Red alert! Pink snow in a vicious cycle with climate change #glaciers #algae #climatechange @UniversityLeeds


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/10/25/1611-09_Pink_Snow-e33dec5d.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Homeward Bound

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 14:00:00 GMT

How animal magnetism helps moms find their way #animalbehavior #biology #seaturtles #magneticfields #NorthCarolina


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/10/25/1611-08_Homeward_Bound-05c6cfb7.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Profane Pain

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 14:00:00 GMT

Curse the pain away! (Or, Can a potty mouth lessen the pain?) #Keele University #Profanity #Cursing #hypoalgesia


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/10/25/1611-07_Profane_Pain-eaa8b3d8.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Bird Brains

Tue, 08 Nov 2016 14:00:00 GMT

Make way for ducklings! #babyducks #imprinting #conceptualthinking #abstracthinking #animalbehavior


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/10/25/1611-06_Bird_Brains-5e3c5164.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Island Rule

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 14:00:00 GMT

What mainlanders don't know about islanders #animals #biology #evolution #dukeuniversity #islands


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/10/25/1611-05_Island_Rule-51347c56.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




So Long, Wrinkles!

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 13:00:00 GMT

Wrinkles? MIT scientists have the cure! Just don’t wash it off. #wrinkles #beauty #polymers #dermatology @MIT


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/10/25/1611-04_So_Long_Wrinkles-a3ac6838.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Finicky Felines

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 13:00:00 GMT

Getting #cat-titude from Fluffy at meal time? Blame her #picky eating on evolution. #animalbehavior @MarsGlobal


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/10/25/1611-03_Finicky_Felines-43701930.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Bat Bowl

Wed, 02 Nov 2016 13:00:00 GMT

How some landlords protect their tenants. #bats #animalbehavior #carnivorousplants #botany


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/10/25/1611-02_Bat_Bowl-e44be994.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Computer Savvy

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 13:00:00 GMT

Computers can learn to predict the future…of TV shows. #computer #deeplearning


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/10/25/1611-01_Computer_Savvy-b612f23b.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Master Masquerader

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 13:00:00 GMT

Sandra guarantees it -- no one else will be wearing these #Halloween costumes!


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/10/21/1610-21_Master_Masquerader_1-876a5d2a.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Suspenseful Gases

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 13:00:00 GMT

Seen that new movie? It’s a gas! #suspense #comedy #movienight #gas


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/10/21/1610-20_Suspenseful_Gases_1-07a606f8.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast







The Youth Gene

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 13:00:00 GMT

Do these genes make me look old? #genes @ErasmusMC @UniversityLeeds #aging


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/10/21/1610-18_The_Youth_Gene_1-220a521e.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast







Risky Red Tide

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:00:00 GMT

These shrimp may need a 12-step program! #HarmfulAlgalBlooms #RedTide #HAB #Copepods


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/10/21/1610-16_Risky_Red_Tide_1-7da12b4f.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




#YO-LOH

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:00:00 GMT

You’ll “Like” this study on social media! #teens #socialmedia #brainactivity @UCLA #YOLO


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/10/21/1610-15_Yoh_Loh-01e450c7.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast







Once Upon a Time

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 13:00:00 GMT

Fractured fairy tales from prehistoric times #fairytales #ancientman #prehistoric #archaeology


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/10/21/1610-13_Once_Upon_A_Time_1-142f00b4.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast







Fish Fingers

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 13:00:00 GMT

Fish are more sensitive than we think! #SensoryCells #FishFingers #SeaScience #marinebiology


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/10/21/1610-11_Fish_Fingers_1-8f07bebb.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast







Forever Young

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 13:00:00 GMT

Sandra learns the secret of eternal youth – for worms #ForeverYoung #DietaryRestriction #LongerLife #NP1


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/10/21/1610-09_Forever_Young_1-85199a1c.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Taste of Toad

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 13:00:00 GMT

Grilling, Australian style: Throw another toad on the barbie, mate!


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/10/21/1610-08_Taste_of_Toad_1-94fe5237.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Spoiling the Spoiler

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 13:00:00 GMT

Why you may want to know how the story ends #spoiler #harrypotter #reading #books #psychology


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/10/21/1610-07_Spoiling_the_Spoiler_1-4b8423ea.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast