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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



 



Puffa Fish

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Don’t hold your breath! #marinebiology #animalbehavior #pufferfish


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/12/26/1701-11_Puffa_Fish-092a698d.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Sense-able Shoes

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Helping seniors gain stability. #aging #balance #geriatrics


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/12/26/1701-10_Sense-able_Shoes-a3e56976.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




NUTritious chocolate!

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Nuts to unhealthy chocolate! #chocolate #peanuts #foodscience #chemistry #healthfood


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/12/26/1701-09_NUTritious_Chocolate-0b72237f.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Tears of Joy

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

An odd way of regaining emotional equilibrium. #humanbehavior #psychology #emotions #crying


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/12/26/1701-07_Tears_of_Joy-3df78389.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Stronger than silk!

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Pump up your silk with graphene! #graphene #silk #silkworms #chemistry


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/12/26/1701-06_Stronger_Than_Silk-cf9becf0.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




The Secret Life of Cells

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Look at my cell family tree! @Harvard @UW #CRISPR #familytree


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/12/26/1701-04_Secret_Life_of_Cells-b7073ac6.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Cocoa Cure

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Boost your memory – just add marshmallows! #neurology #neuroscience #aging #memory #flavonols #brains #geriatrics


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/12/26/1701-03_Cocoa_Cure-8cfb905e.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Hey, That’s MY Spot!

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

How a parking garage can help clear the air. #pollution #carbondioxide #cleanair #inventions #environment #citylife


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/12/26/1701-02_Hey_Thats_My_Spot-62b81dc0.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Chilly Tomatoes

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Tasty tomatoes lose flavor in the fridge – but why? @UF #cold #tomato #genes #flavorvolatiles #biology


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/12/26/1701-01_Chilly_Tomatoes-7c6962e7.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Mr. Mom

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

The wildest pregnancy story you'll ever hear! Via @Sydney_Uni #seahorses #marinebiology


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/11/26/1612-22_Mr_Mom-3ca231d3.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Lazy Languages

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

An insight into why languages evolve. #language #linguistics #grammar #neuroscience #brains


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/11/26/1612-21_Lazy_Languages-1c44905c.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Slippery When Wet

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

A little shop of horrors in the rain forest. @BristolUni #plants #botany #ants #survival #biology


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/11/26/1612-20_Slippery_When_Wet-bc584494.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Bat Pollution

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Does our noise affect animals? You bat your life it does! #bats #animalbehavior #sonar #noisepollution #traffic #ornithology #maxplanck


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/11/26/1612-19_Trafficked_Out-e987d52f.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Picture This!

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

This mental condition is stranger than fiction. From @UniofExeter #brains #visualization #neurology #cognitivescience #aphantasia


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/11/26/1612-18_Picture_This-ef786fd2.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Laugh and Learn

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Using ha-ha to get to a-ha! #learning #education #psychology #humor #childhood


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/11/26/1612-17_Laugh_and_Learn-d8986494.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Thirst for Knowledge

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Help for a thirsty world, from @CarnegieMellon #water #purification #developingcountries


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/11/26/1612-16_Thirsty_for_Knowledge-662a7d6b.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Sizing up the Competition

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Fighting over a girl, as usual. From @Macquarie_Uni #animalbehavior #marinebiology #fish #mating


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Ministry of Silly Walks

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Can you walk and text at the same time? #texting #behavior #smartphones #kinesiology @UniofBath


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/11/26/1612-14_Ministry_of_Silly_Walks-a6f3b47f.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Goose Rollercoaster

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Why direct flights aren't always the best. @BangorUni #animalbehavior #birds #geese #migration


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/11/26/1612-13_Goose_Rollercoaster-203a493c.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Slo-Mo or Slo-No?

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Slow motion evidence? Not so fast! #Court Cases #Trials # Slowmotion #Bias #psychology #crime


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/11/26/1612-12_Slo-mo_or_Slo-No-8e0265e5.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Sick Leave

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Science argues against hiring a temp to fill in for those sick workers: #illness #sickday #biology #virology


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/11/26/1612-11_Sick_Leave-2ff18de1.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Fins to Limbs

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Our fingers are more similar to #fish fins than we thought #evolution #developmentalbio #morphogenesis @UChicago


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/11/26/1612-10_Fins_to_Limbs-034555d0.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Moody Blues

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Mood predicts choice in daily activities. #humanmotivation #psychology #hedonism #mood


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/11/26/1612-09_Moody_Blues-b4d758af.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Bone vs. Brain

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

For stem cells, a change in environment separates the bone from the brain. #UIUC #Stem cells #Differentiation #Hydrogels #Bone #Brain #Osteoblasts #Neurons


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/11/26/1612-08_Bone_vs_Brain-da4e13b9.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Grounded Wires

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Genetically modified #geobacter bacteria produce highly conductive #nanowires @UMassAmherst


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/11/26/1612-07_Grounded_Wires-89f6fae7.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Squirt Crusaders

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Squirting your way to safety @stri_panama #treefrogs #prey #survival #animalbehavior #biology #embryos


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/11/26/1612-06_Squirt_Crusaders-d63d6a68.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Not-So-Blind Mice

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Three blind mice, not so blind anymore. @Stanford @UCSanDiego #vision #opticnerve #neuroscience


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http://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/11/26/1612-05_Not_So_Blind_Mice-36d54962.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




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