Today, 195 countries will announce that even a global effort to reduce emissions probably won’t prevent the catastrophic warming of the planet. But there is a way we can reach our climate goals. It’s not a pledge. It’s not a tax. It’s easier than that. We ban cars.
Commuting affects your mental health, your physical health, and even the way you think about other people. And these changes are more profound than you might think.
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.
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.
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…
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.