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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



 



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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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/11/23/1712-08_How_Do_You_Goo-e8dd4c96.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




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




Generosity Hormone

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Dreaming of a socially inclusive society? Maybe hormones can help! #neurobiology #oxytocin #altruism @UniBonn @UniLuebeck @DZNE_en @utulsa


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/10/23/1711-14_Generosity_Hormone-e516c138.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




The Tooth About Beavers

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

These buck teeth have an upside! #animals #beavers #teeth #rodents


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/10/23/1711-13_Tooth_About_Beavers-3dfac5e0.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Sixty-Second Workout

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Got a minute? Get your workout in! #HealthyBones @UniofExeter #exercise #physiology #workout


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/10/23/1711-12_Sixty_Second_Workout-19cc6eeb.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Tonal Talk

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Awkward mistakes in Mandarin Chinese. #climate #linguistics #language #larynx


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/10/23/1711-11_Tonal_Talk-04500a69.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Unbreak My Heart

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Is there a cure for a broken heart? #brokenheart #timehealseverything #physiology #emotionaldistress


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/10/23/1711-10_Unbreak_My_Heart-2cd66cbf.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Greasy Grimy Guts

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The dirtiest faces ever! #animalbehavior #vultures #birds #bacteria #smithsonian #microbes


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The Planet Well-Bean

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 14:00:00 GMT

How eating beans can help climate change. #PlanetWell-Bean #BeansForBeef #environment #methane #climate


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/10/23/1711-08_Planet_Well_Bean-ad202c2f.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Not Too Sweet!

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Hold the sweetener, the artificial ones too! @um_research #sugar #health #diet #sweeteners


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/10/23/1711-07_Not_Too_Sweet-e1a9e22c.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Immunity Assault

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

This function of salt will surprise you! #salt #immunology #physiology #germs #bacteria


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/10/23/1711-06_Immunity_Assault-d5eee433.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Killer Caterpillars

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Can plants turn caterpillars into cannibals? #caterpillars #cannibal #plants @UWMadison #entymology


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/11/06/1711-04_Killer_Caterpillars-4ef81bf6.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Four-Letter Words

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 07:00:00 GMT

When biology is like a word game. #proteins #DNA #aminoacids #biology #Scripps


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/10/23/1711-03_Four-Letter_Words-6da0746f.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Head Shake

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 07:00:00 GMT

An easy new test for concussions. #football #neurology #braindamage #sports


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/10/23/1711-02_Head_Shake-0b237233.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Zombie Invasion

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Is TV binging turning us into sleepwalking zombies? #Sleep #binging @LeuvenU #netflix #insomnia


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/10/23/1711-01_Zombie_Invasion-00eafb02.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast







Face Value

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Scientists face off – whose study do you trust? @Cambridge_Uni #psychology


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/09/27/1710-21_Face_Value-36a27e00.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast







Probiotic Pollution Solution

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Using probiotics as a weapon in the fight against industrial pollution. #probiotics #environment #chemistry @uwnews @NASAAmes @MissouriSandT


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/09/27/1710-19_Probiotic_Pollution_Solution-4a5f97c1.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Toxic Nests

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Smoking IS allowed in this mama bird’s nest! @UNAM_MX #animalbehavior #nesting #toxicity #nicotine #cigarettes


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/09/27/1710-18_Toxic_Nests-8c759967.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast







The Perfect Wave

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Come on a surfin’ safari – for science! @Scripps_Ocean #waves #surf #ocean #physics


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/09/27/1710-16_The_Perfect_Wave-df9d91c1.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Mind-Body Balance

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Can mindfulness curb disease? #yoga #taichi #genes #disease #mindbodyinterventions @covcampus


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/09/27/1710-15_Mind_Body_Balance-93196c14.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast