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Posts tagged legs

January 9, 2014

 

A multitude of red blood cells packed together

Oy Veins!

Have you ever wondered how those pesky varicose veins form?

October 6, 2010

 

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Speed Walking On Crutches?

How come someone with crutches outpace an uninjured person?

April 16, 2010

 

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Skinny Legs And All

When you look at horses, deer, and gazelles, it is funny to notice their skinny legs. Why do these animals have such skinny legs?

December 24, 2008

 

Flamingos standing on one leg

Cold Feet and Hot Wings

Most birds you see standing on only one leg are doing an impressive balancing act while tucking the second leg into their feathers. Why do they do that?

July 17, 2007

 

People examining art pieces at gallery

Gallery Feet

Ever wonder why it's so tiring just standing around at museums? It's not like your getting tons of exercise. Find out on this Moment of Science.

May 23, 2006

 

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Pain in the Wallet

A wallet can get stuffed pretty quickly. However, for their health they should really slim it down.

May 2, 2006

 

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Sciatica

Have you ever felt pain in your legs, or more of an uncomfortable tingling sensation really, up and down your leg from top to bottom?

February 9, 2006

 

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Help on Horseback

Yet just as horses can cause paralyzing injuries, they can also help people learn to walk again through a form of physical rehabilitation called hippotherapy.

October 16, 2003

 

Restless Leg Syndrome

Do you have Restless Leg Syndrome? Find out what causes such persistent itches on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

A Treadmill for the Mind

These days, lots of people get their exercise at gyms and health clubs, oftentimes by walking or running on treadmills–that is to say, running without going anywhere. If you’ve ever been on a treadmill for some time and then suddenly stepped off it, you’ve probably experienced the weird sensation that you are suddenly moving much faster than you think you should be.

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