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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



 



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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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




Power Suit

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Dress up -- to move up! #psychology #workplace #fashion #productivity


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/05/25/1706-15_Power_Suit-0a028f50.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Gas Detector

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

I spy with my little eye… a gas leak?! #Googlestreetview #environmentalscience #pollution @ColoradoStateU #gasleak #urbanplanning


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/05/25/1706-14_Gas_Detector-4fb4fd43.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Foul-Mouthed Facts

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Put a quarter in the swear jar for this Loh Down! @Cambridge_Uni #cursing #honesty #personalityscience #psychology


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/05/25/1706-13_Foul-Mouthed_Facts-b218d5dd.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Think on Your Feet

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Could standing desks make our kids smarter? #learning #brains #cognitivescience #education


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/05/25/1706-12_Think_on_Your_Feet-97e7fd29.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Polar Bear Club

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Could you take the plunge? @QUT #exercise #coldbath #muscle #inflammation #recoveryn #physiology #iceswimming


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/05/25/1706-11_Polar_Bear_Club-de78ba37.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Fish Bait

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Is this fishing method unsporting? #marinebiology #insulin #snails


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/05/25/1706-10_Fish_Bait-2a24cd41.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Touchy Feely Power

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Come on, come on, come on, come on, now touch me Baby! #ElectricalEngineering@MichiganStateUniversity #TouchMeFeelMePowerMe #energy #conservation #electronics


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/05/25/1706-09_Touchy_Feely_Power-cda7183b.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




On the Moooove

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The hills are alive...with the sound of mooo-sic! @UCDavis @nmsu #cows #genetics #DNA #science #genes #environment #agriculture #ranching


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/05/25/1706-08_On_the_Mooove-adae78fa.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Healthy Handshake

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

What a firm grip tells your doctor. #biology #health


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Cannibal Frogs

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

To the victor goes the spoils…and the eggs! @univienna #frogs #cannibalism #animalbehavior


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/05/25/1706-06_Cannibal_Frogs-647b6535.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Sunny Downside

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Happiness is blind…to others! #happiness #sadness #empathy @Yale #psychology


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/05/25/1706-05_Sunny_Downside-6e2ad28a.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Octo-Enrichment

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Who doesn't love a good puzzle? #octopus #cephelopods #marinebiology #animalbehavior


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/05/25/1706-04_Octo_Enrichment-6d3d967a.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Plants with a Bite

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Why Audrey II says, “Feed me, Seymour!” @UBuffulo @BGIShenzhen #plants #evolution #genetics #LittleShopofHorrors


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/05/25/1706-03_Plants_with_a_Bite-478a018a.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast







Doggie Deception

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Can man’s best friend be trusted? #animals #dogs #biology #deception #lies #cognition


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/04/25/1706-01_Doggie_Deception-5772fb59.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Waste Not

Wed, 31 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Join the clean plate club with this Loh Down! @EdinburghUni #food #agriculture #foodsecurity


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/04/25/1705-23_Waste_Not-e41e89fd.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Gecko Defense

Mon, 29 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

A strange new weapon against bacteria! #gecko #bactericidal @usceduau @yonsei_u


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/04/25/1705-21_Gecko_Defense-379a74ec.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Plant Protection

Fri, 26 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Helping vegetables help themselves. #plants #agriculture #gardening #farming


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/04/25/1705-20_Plant_Protection-fbdfae6e.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast




Warmed-Over Organs

Thu, 25 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Can microwaves help alleviate the organ shortage? @UMNCSE @CarnegieMellon @ClemsonUniv #cryopreservation #nanotechnology


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https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2017/04/25/1705-19_Warmed-Over_Organs-8dc0efc7.mp3?context=loh-down-on-science&via=podcast