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Posts tagged Sports

May 2, 2014

 

Black and white photograph of a long jumper in mid-flight.

The Physics Of The Hitch Kick

Ever wondered why long jumpers move the way they do? Science has the answer!

May 22, 2013

 

Brazil Sports Fan

Why Be A Sports Fan?

Ever notice how sports fans insist on talking as if they're one of the players when all you do is watch the games on TV?

June 17, 2011

 

Ballet dancers stretching

Is There Any Reason To Stretch Before A Workout?

To stretch or not to stretch. New research shows that stretching might not be needed before a workout.

December 6, 2005

 

a little girl lifts a large fake dungbell above her head

Kids and Weight Lifting

Your kid wants to lift weights. You want your kid to be physically active, but is weight lifting safe for kids?

February 24, 2005

 

Pumped Up and Up and Up

Scientists have been experimenting with ways to tackle problems like the muscle loss that occurs with aging. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

January 6, 2004

 

Silk

What is the strongest natural fiber in the world? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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