Tagged: balance

Standing on one leg is a sign of good health – and practising is good for you too - Guest Work

Guest Author Oct 07, 2021

Dawn Skelton, Glasgow Caledonian University Research shows that people’s ability to stand on one leg is an indicator of health and that getting better at standing on one leg can add to fitness and potentially lifespan. Being able to stand on one leg is linked to increased levels of physical activity and decreased risk of falls and is … Read More

Our brains perceive our environment differently when we’re lying down - Hot off the press

Guest Author Aug 03, 2021

David I. Shore, McMaster University   You’re agitated by the sound of a mosquito buzzing around your head. The buzzing stops. You feel the tiny pinprick and locate the target. Whack! It’s over. It’s a simple sequence, but it demands complex processing. How did you know where the mosquito was before you could even see it? The human body is … Read More

From Restoration to Reconciliation: Belief 4 – We need to restore the balance - So Shoot Me

Jamie Steer Dec 17, 2018

This is the idea that people have upset the balance or equilibrium of nature, but that we can return that balance in future if appropriate steps are taken. This belief is very much supported in New Zealand by this notion that our environment is Gondwanan and that it hasn’t changed much in the last 80 million years. Or if … Read More

How scientists should communicate their work in a post-truth era - Guest Work

Guest Author Apr 04, 2017

By Andy Miah, University of Salford It’s not an easy time for scientists to talk to the wider public. The US president, Donald Trump, has called global warming “bullshit” and a “Chinese hoax”. In the UK, leave campaigner and MP Michael Gove famously declared that people “have had enough of experts”. But now UK MPs have published … Read More