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August 10, 2011


child spinning in the playground

How Semi-Circular Canals In Our Ears Keep Us Balanced

It can happen at a carnival or on the dance floor--that moment when you stop spinning and the world starts spinning around you.

October 6, 2010


boy in tux with crutches

Speed Walking On Crutches?

How come someone with crutches outpace an uninjured person?

April 21, 2010



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


Dead bug on its back

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


Arm with bulging veins

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


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.

August 26, 2006


a man grabs a large weight that is on the ground

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.

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