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November 30, 2011

 

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Why Do Humans Walk In Circles?

Have you ever been walking behind someone you wanted to pass, but couldn't because they wandered all over the side walk? Learn why this happens...

October 28, 2011

 

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Why Do I Feel Strange When I Get Off A Treadmill?

After a session on a treadmill you might have noticed that when you get off the machine you feel like you are walking much faster than you really are.

October 6, 2010

 

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Speed Walking On Crutches?

How come someone with crutches outpace an uninjured person?

May 11, 2010

 

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Walking Is Not As Simple As It Looks…

You may have noticed how often you spill a drink on yourself while walking. Walking is a very complex process and is not as smooth as it looks.

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.

January 13, 2010

 

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Getting Out Of The Rain

Have you ever found yourself caught out in a sudden rainstorm? What's the best way to get to shelter? Find out on this Moment of Science.

June 27, 2006

 

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Bed Rest, Space Travel, and Bones

Astronauts and people on bed rest can experience gradual bone loss that increases their risk of fracturing a bone. Here's why.

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.

January 3, 2005

 

Flying in a Crutch

Who can walk faster, a ballet dancer whose leg muscles are extremely fit, or a couch potato whose legs are soft and flabby?

November 19, 2004

 

Walkin’ and Sloshin’

Ever wonder why it's so hard to carry open beverages without spilling anything?

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