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April 21, 2010

 

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Why Do We Swing Our Arms While Walking?

Why do we swing our arms while walking? Scientists are researching how we walk.

March 5, 2009

 

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The Dead Bug and the Sleeping Hand

Bugs flip when they die because their legs return to what is called the "position of flexion."

October 15, 2008

 

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Tricking Your Muscles

Believe it or not, you can trick the muscles in your arms into effortlessly pulling your arms up, as if helium balloons were tied to your wrists.

July 17, 2007

 

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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.

August 26, 2006

 

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How You Get Those Big Muscles

You probably know that the way to stronger muscles is a weight or resistance training program, but do you know how weight lifting increases strength?

June 9, 2005

 

Sleepless at Your Own Risk

If you’ve ever pulled an all-nighter or gone without sleep for more than two days in a row, you know what happens. You start to feel groggy, and eventually have trouble concentrating. You might even hallucinate. Go without sleep for too long and, as studies using rats have shown, you can die. Clearly, our bodies need sleep. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

March 17, 2005

 

Get Older, Not Fatter

You graduate, get married, have kids, and around the age of 35 you’re no longer so young and so lean. What happened? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

March 3, 2005

 

A Wrinkle Eraser, and More

We humans are vain. It’s true. What other species watches its weight or worries about aging? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

July 19, 2004

 

Super Slow Weight Training

Are you lifting weights too fast? Learn the best ways to lift for the results you want on this Moment of Science.

April 8, 2004

 

The Strength of Spinach?

Contrary to what you might think, Popeye the Sailorman had it all wrong. Learn about spinach on this Moment of Science.

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