How A Daily 20-Minute Walk Could Save Your Life

We know that exercise is important to our health, but a recent study of 334,161 European men and women shows that as little as 20 minutes of brisk walking a day could prevent us from dying prematurely. » 1/15/15 2:20pm 1/15/15 2:20pm

The Secret of Perfect Tightrope Walking

Tightrope walking - or tightrope motocross riding, as rather awesomely seen here - may seem like an impossibly complex skill of athletic ability and audacity. But a new mathematical model reveals one trick to mastering this seemingly arcane art. » 4/19/12 9:40am 4/19/12 9:40am

Why do humans stand upright? It's not for the reason many people believe

There are a number of theories as to why our ancestors evolved to walk on two legs. Some of them are patently ludicrous (see: aquatic ape hypothesis), but among the more sensible, the idea that we did it for cooling purposes is beautiful in its simplicity. This theory claims that we evolved to stand upright, in order… » 12/15/11 9:43am 12/15/11 9:43am

If you want to live longer, then walk faster

Your walking speed can tell a lot about you - including your life expectancy. Amazingly, your walking speed is just as good an indicator of how long you'll live as your health history, smoking habits, and blood pressure combined. » 1/04/11 2:30pm 1/04/11 2:30pm