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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



 






Gassy Rocks

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:00:00 GMT

Shooting up rocks to save the planet. #CO2 #climatechange #carbfix


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/08/28/1609-20_Gassy_Rocks-56fe31c7.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Marijuana Mama

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:00:00 GMT

What Mother Jones didn't tell you about toking up. #pregnancy #childbirth #marijuana


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/08/28/1609-18_Marijuana_Mama-32408e22.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




I Confess

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:00:00 GMT

Sleepy criminals (and others) may slip up. #ucirvine #falseconfession


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/08/28/1609-17_I_Confess-8c7d2ad1.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Sweetest (Blood) Vessels

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:00:00 GMT

Scientists bake a batch of better blood vessels. #blood #Sugar #MIT #UPenn


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/08/28/1609-16_Sweetest_Blood_Vessel-403f2501.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Mapping Baby Names

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:00:00 GMT

Forget blue states and red states—some states are green and purple!


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/08/28/1609-15_Mapping_Baby_Names-ad8019ef.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Shark Sense

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:00:00 GMT

#sharks spill their secrets – #jelly-side down!


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/08/28/1609-14_Shark_Sense-812fe5d9.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast







Methane Roundup

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 13:00:00 GMT

Fighting climate change, one cow at a time! #climatechange #environment #pennstate


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/08/28/1609-12_Methane_Roundup-e2e3ea9e.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Grecian Formula

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 13:00:00 GMT

Did they or didn't they? Only their hairdressers know for sure.


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/08/28/1609-11_Grecian_Formula-4d3ba19e.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast







Stressy Study

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 13:00:00 GMT

How stressful is uncertainty? #stress #learning


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/08/28/1609-08_Stressy_Study-faf96ee8.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Obey Your Thirst

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 13:00:00 GMT

Scientists from #caltech discover a shockingly simple on/off switch in the brain.


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/08/28/1609-07_Obey_Your_Thirst-f8d8d339.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Monkeys vs. Humans

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 13:00:00 GMT

Humans go for the gold in the evolutionary race. #Monkeybusiness #metabolism #totalenergyexpenditure


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Fear Blockers

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 13:00:00 GMT

Beta blockers beget bravery – believe it or not! #scary #fear #propranolol


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/08/28/1609-02_Fear_Blockers-29b71aa5.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast







Bat Talk

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 13:00:00 GMT

Here's what happens when males get possessive


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/08/07/1608-23_Bat_Talk-27021d7d.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Sea Urchin Genome

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:00:00 GMT

Here's what happens when males get possessive! #sushi #kooshball #dna


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/08/07/1608-22_Sea_Urchin_Genome-83dad009.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Big Sigh

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 13:00:00 GMT

The weirdest reflex you do every five minutes! #stanford #ucla


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/08/07/1608-21_Big_Sigh-d556ac17.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Sweets and Sweeties

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 13:00:00 GMT

For couples, a little sugar goes a long way. #ohiostate #voodoo


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2014/07/06/1407-11_Sweets_and_Sweeties-88e09fff.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast







Nap Time

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:00:00 GMT

Sandra explains after-lunch brain-drain, via @OfficialUoM. #foodcoma #powerpoint


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/08/07/1608-18_Nap_Time-06171b88.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Sweet Genes

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:00:00 GMT

High fructose corn syrup—it's not exactly brain food, via @UCLA. #sugarsugar #omega3


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/08/07/1608-17_Sweet_Genes-7fd690cf.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Climate of Conquest

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 13:00:00 GMT

You won't believe how Genghis Khan and climate change are related!


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/08/07/1608-16_Climate_of_Conquest-dead5523.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Scaredy-Crows

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 13:00:00 GMT

Crows see a ghost—and they don't like it! #ScaredCrows #5CagesOfGrief #FeatheredScience


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/08/07/1608-15_Scaredy-Crows-2c5eeead.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Candy Capillaries

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 13:00:00 GMT

Finding inspiration for artificial organs at Target. #target #vanderbilt #cottoncandy


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/08/07/1608-14_Candy_Capillaries-b0b5ad30.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Tired T-Cells

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 13:00:00 GMT

Even your immune system needs a nap! #Tcells #HIV #cancertreatment


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/08/07/1608-13_Tired_T-Cells-d2d6a7ef.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Cotton Cuisine

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 13:00:00 GMT

If this isn't progress, I'll eat my shirt! Via @tamu #cotton #edibleclothing


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/08/07/1608-12_Cotton_Cuisine-60ed41a1.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Brainless Learning

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 13:00:00 GMT

The scarecrow could have learned a thing or two from these #slimemolds. @Univ_Toulouse


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/08/07/1608-11_Brainless_Learning-1ed4602c.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Low-Emission Camels

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 13:00:00 GMT

How camels can seve the planet. #methane #globalwarming


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2014/07/06/1407-06_Low-Emission_Camels-42350b65.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Musical Me

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 13:00:00 GMT

How some of us turn out pitch-perfect. #personality #elvis #beethoven #brittneyspears


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/08/07/1608-09_Musical_Me-e28ec41b.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Beer for Health

Wed, 10 Aug 2016 13:00:00 GMT

Pop a cold one—it's good for you! #beer #pilsner #marinade


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2014/07/01/1407-04_Beer_for_Health-5814be4f.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Nanowire Battery

Tue, 09 Aug 2016 13:00:00 GMT

The golden key to an everlasting cell phone. #nanowire #battery #chemistry #ucirvine


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/08/07/1608-07_Nanowire_Battery-8c027692.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Smog Breath

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 13:00:00 GMT

@ohiostate reveals disturbing chain reactions for health from air pollution.


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/07/31/1608-06_Smog_Breath-4b60e4b1.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Slippery Swimmers

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 13:00:00 GMT

Swordfish go for the gold! #Rio2016! #swordfish #fluiddynamics


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/07/31/1608-05_Slippery_Swimmers-88081c83.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Chainsaw Bot

Thu, 04 Aug 2016 13:00:00 GMT

Modernizing logging is more exciting than you'd think!


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/07/31/1608-04_Chainsaw_Bot-f0440af0.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Foot Flaggin' Frogs

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 13:00:00 GMT

Rock frogs that rock their socks off! #frogs #courtship #testosterone @wakeforest


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/07/31/1608-03_Foot_Flaggin_Frogs-86880799.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast