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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



 






Quantum Sounds

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT

The chips are alive with the sound of qubits! #qubits@YaleUniversity


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Super-Ants

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Amazonian ant by day - superhero by night! #ants #bugs #plants #amazon @UofT


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/12/29/1801-08_Super_Ants-178690fc.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast







Man Flu

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Is #ManFlu real? @MemorialU #fluseason


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/12/29/1801-06_Man_Flu-8979b9c6.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast







It's a Drag!

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT

How to make flying less of a drag. #DownWithDrag #KingAbdullahUniversity


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/12/29/1801-04_Its_A_Drag-a3f16a75.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Animal IQ

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Cheer up, dog owners. Your puppies are brainier than cats! #BrainInstitute@VanderbiltU #dogsVcats


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/12/29/1801-03_Animal_IQ-2268bbf6.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Holiday Snaps

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Finally, a way to get your digital photos organized?


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/12/29/1801-02_Holiday_Snaps-8cb109bf.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Night Owls

Mon, 01 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT

How well do you handle being sleep deprived?


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/12/29/1801-01_Night_Owls-ae3f9083.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Worm Dinner

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The strangest way to recycle plastic? #worms #environment #recycling #plastic #chemistry


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/11/23/1712-21_Worm_Dinner-1ae89be1.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




This Little Piggy

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Close your eyes and touch your toes. You may be surprised by what you don’t know! #physiology #feet #toes #brains


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/11/23/1712-20_This__Little_Piggy-6c1e9dfe.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Water Wise

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Using low-impact technologies to conserve a precious resource. #water #conservation #environment #innovation


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/11/23/1712-19_Water_Wise-193443f5.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Spider Reality Show

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The wackiest virtual reality story you'll hear about! #spiders #entimology #animalbehavior


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/11/23/1712-18_Spider_Reality_Show-0a6741b4.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Giraffe Gab

Mon, 25 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Here's another to add to the list of strange animal noises! #animals #giraffes #physiology #voice


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/11/23/1712-17_Giraffe_Gab-0c73eff6.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




The Perfect Gift

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The science of gifting. @UWMadison @UTSC #companionizing #psychology #humanbehavior #Christmas #holidays #gifts


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/11/23/1712-16_The_Perfect_Gift-4feaaff4.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Hawk Eyes

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The animal kingdom's best neighborhood watch program? #birds #animalbehavior #nesting


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/11/23/1712-15_Hawk_Eyes-debe8d4f.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Brain Drain

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Stem cells in the brain could control how long you live! #brain #aging #longevity @EinsteinMed


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/11/23/1712-14_Brain_Drain-f6129431.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Leaky Carbon Faucet

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Call the plumber! These trees’ carbon sinks are clogged! #deforestation #carbonsink @BU_Tweets @WoodsHoleResCtr


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/11/23/1712-13_Leaky_Carbon_Faucet-1087d431.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Rethinking Bird Brains

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Bird brains may be smarter than you think! @ruhrunibochum #birds #pigeons #brains #neurology


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/11/23/1712-11_Rethinking_Bird_Brains-c1631393.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Prehistoric Virus

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Should you be worried about global warming's impact on long-dormant germs?


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/11/23/1712-10_Prehistoric_Virus-5542032a.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Synch into Sleep

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Can changing mealtimes beat jet lag? #sleep #all-nighter #food @UniOfSurrey #circadianrhythm #jetlag


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/11/23/1712-09_Synch_Into_Sleep-957e40d1.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




How Do You Goo?

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Slug-inspired glue may revolutionize surgery. #slugs #adhesive #slime #goo


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Grunt, Set, Match!

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

What is the sound of a champion? @SussexUni #tennis #sports #humanbehavior #winning


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/11/23/1712-07_Grunt_Set_Match-c93a0f28.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Scents and Sensibility

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Another way each of us is absolutely unique. #biology #physiology #humandevelopment


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/11/21/1712-06_Scents_and_Sensibility-f02fac55.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Picture This

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Wish you had a better visual #memory? Take mental pictures! #psychology @nyuniversity @NYUStern @USC


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/11/21/1712-05_Picture_This-4199d5f7.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Drilling for Cancer

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Tiny drills can kill cancer cells, but leave healthy cells untouched! #nanomachines #cancer #health


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/11/21/1712-04_Drilling_For_Cancer-bebcd662.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Smokes on the Water

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

How cleaning beaches saves lives #environment #conservation #marinescience


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/11/21/1712-03_Smokes_on_the_Water-51595dfd.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Stand Up for Health

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Could your desk job be the death of you? #sitting #publichealth #exercise @ColumbiaMed @uabSOPH @USCArnoldSchool


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/11/21/1712-02_Stand_Up_for_Health-aff53311.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast







Zero to Hero

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Persistence could be the key to besting that bully! #neurology #bullies #animalbehavior #aggression


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/10/23/1711-22_Zero_to_Hero-811c46d7.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Dating Tips

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The best screen names for online dating. #relationships #onlinedating #EHarmony #Match


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/10/23/1711-21_Dating_Tips-44702a24.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Intergalactic Invaders

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Call the cops! Half the the atoms in the Milky Way are swiped from other galaxies! #milkyway #astrophysics #simulations #matter @NorthwesternU


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/10/23/1711-20_Intergalactic_Invaders-9c7e15d5.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Poo IQ

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

What’s making your baby smart? The proof is in the poop! @UNC_SOM @uncbiostat @UNCresearch #babypoop #gutbacteria #intelligence


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/10/23/1711-19_Poo_IQ-4141428b.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Going Green

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

How animals dine on sunlight, just like plants. #seasnails #marinebiology #photosynthesis #cellularbiology


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/10/23/1711-18_Going_Green-4dab5176.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Not Fade Away

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Bird feathers inspire clothing dyes that keep their colors! @uakron #color #light #melanin #supraballs


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/10/23/1711-17_Not_Fade_Away-69122291.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Egg Shape Mystery

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Why so many egg shapes? Biologists have cracked this age old mystery! @Princeton #birds #egg #biology #evolution


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/10/23/1711-16_Egg-Shape_Mystery-5a2700c8.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Popcorn Science

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Fun happens at 356 degrees Fahrenheit! #popcorn #physics #howthingswork


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/10/23/1711-15_Popcorn_Science-0896eac6.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast