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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



 



Talking in Tune

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The strangest language you've never heard of! #linguistics #language #turkish


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/07/25/1708-13_Talking_in_Tune-2cda06a4.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Good Mood News

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Why sadness is our friend #psychology #humanbehavior #depression


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/07/25/1708-12_Good_Mood-f1001543.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Nobody Does it Better

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Bacteria goes behind enemy lines to fight infection @NUSingapore #antibioticresistance #GMO


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/07/25/1708-11_Nobody_Does_It_Better-9d79864b.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Spider See, Spider Do

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Tapping into the language of love #spiders #animalbehavior #entymology


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/07/25/1708-10_Spider_See_Spider_Do-18983f10.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast







Bubble Brigade

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Stem cells, DNA, and...bubbles? The perfect recipe for healing broken bones! @CedarsSinai #dna #genetics


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/07/25/1708-08_Bubble_Brigade-ee3e1752.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast







Sweeter Air

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

German engineering tackles a very serious problem


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/07/25/1708-06_Sweeter_Air-b92b678e.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Dog Scents

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

You might be able to use your nose just like your dog! @McGannLab #humansmell #physiology


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/07/25/1708-05_Dog_Scents-3a217c4e.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Swingin' Science

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

How clocks communicate through walls #technology #physics #time


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/07/25/1708-04_Swingin_Science-a3dbdaab.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




I Still Don't Get It!

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

How puns affect your perception #humanbehavior #psychology #language #perception


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/07/25/1708-03_I_Still_Dont_Get_It-fe4f87b5.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Turtle Mind Control

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Navigating the animal world with your thoughts @kaistpr #brain #control #turtle #remotenavigation


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/07/25/1708-02_Turtle_Mind_Control-7134e37a.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Safe Sun

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Using protection…from the sun! #sunburn #vitamind #chemistry


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/07/25/1708-01_Safe_Sun-d9a241b5.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast







Party Crashing Pollutants

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toxic Livin’ Won’t Kill This Killifish! #EnvironmentalToxicology @UCDavis #marinebiology #sealife #environment #pollution


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/06/27/1707-20_Party_Crashing_Pollutants-3c6f04a7.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Hi Mom!

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Bonding with mommy isn’t right. #mother #infant #bonding #socialbehavior


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/06/27/1707-19_Hi_Mom-0dc9954e.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Something Smells Fishy!

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The chemistry of the fish market #fishy #smelly #chemistry #odors


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/06/27/1707-18_Somethings_Fishy-754ed56d.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Putting it Off

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Why we all love to wait #procrastination #behavior #psychology


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/06/27/1707-17_Putting_it_Off-304b9a74.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Faking Dead

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Would you fake your own death to avoid sex? It works for dragonflies! @UZH_Science #nomeansno #entimology #animalbehavior #mating


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/06/27/1707-16_Faking_Dead-6d04e866.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Delayed Tweet Phase Disorder

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Up all night? Maybe it’s a family trait! #sleep #genes #nightowl #insomnia #whycantisleep


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/06/27/1707-15_Delayed_Tweet_Phase_Disorder-7824e04c.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Swingin' Seahorses

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Love, seahorse style, will surprise you! #marinebiology #gender #animalbehavior #seahorse #sexuality


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/06/27/1707-14_Swingin_Seahorses-f2333453.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Tree of Life

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Are we related to jellies? #ancestry #jellies #zoology #genomics @VanderbiltU


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/06/27/1707-13_Tree_of_Life-5f86d03f.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Unhappy Together

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Imagine me and me, and me and me… #EvolutionaryPsychology #relationships #humanbehavior


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/06/27/1707-12_Unhappy_Together-2e7d39d5.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Dolphin Diet

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

It’s better with butter – enjoy! #diet #marinemammals #dolphins #nutrition #health


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/06/27/1707-11_Dolphin_Diet-9f046f6e.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Smart Socks

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Don’t sweat the small stuff! @UCSanDiego #wearables #nanobioelectrics #diabetes #glucose


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/06/27/1707-10_Smart_Socks-9c71fd07.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




The Plastic Avenger

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 13:00:00 GMT

Plastic just met its match! #waxworm #pollution #environment #enzymes


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/06/27/1707-09_Plastic_Avenger-fb417dbb.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast







Smells Like Love

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Close your eyes, follow your nose and listen for love! @UniWroc #love #dating #relationships #humanbehavior


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/06/27/1707-07_Smells_Like_Love-2fc6cefb.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Self-taming Wolves

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

No need to pay up - designer dogs could be making themselves! #wolves @Deakin @NewsomeTM #animalbehavior #dogs #evolution


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/06/27/1707-06_Self-Taming_Wolves-10700fe2.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast







Knot My Problem!

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Unraveling the physics of loose shoelaces @UCBerkeley #shoelaces #knots #impact #physics


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/06/27/1707-04_Knot_My_Problem-3a3fd366.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Solar Skin

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Skin is getting the latest upgrade: solar power! #materialscience #solarpower @UofGlasgow ‏


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/06/27/1707-03_Solar_Skin-62cfd810.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Snail IQ

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Yes, snails are slow. Just not in the way you think!


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/06/27/1707-02_Snail_IQ-8a47f243.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Feeling Spacey

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Turning astronauts into airheads. #space #astronauts #zerogravity #brains #neurology #ISS #NASA


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/06/27/1707-01_Feeling_Spacey-06a5cdc7.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Calimari Camo

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

One sticky step closer to invisibility. #marinebiology #camouflage #reflectin


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/05/25/1706-22_Calamari_Camo-b24dbd7c.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Have Love, Will Travel

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

When the love of your life is geographically undesirable. #EvolutionaryBiology@OhioStateUniversity #HaveLoveWillTravel #salamanders #animalbehavior #mating


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/05/25/1706-20_Have_Love_Will_Travel-749a964a.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Tasty Trickery

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Can you trick your brain into a diet? @Stanford #diet #science #neurology #brains


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/05/25/1706-19_Tasty_Tricks-33a7daea.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast







Dinosaur Family Tree

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Is T-rex more bird than beast? #dinosaurs #fossils # paleontology


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/05/25/1706-17_Dinosaur_Family_Tree-e11378f3.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Robot Roaches

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Roach robots to the rescue! #biology #robotics #cockroaches @UCBerkeley #disasters


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/05/25/1706-16_Robot_Roaches-2866cd09.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast