Flamingo Stance in Humans — Good and Bad

Another paired entry in the category of “Is a thing good or bad? It Depends”. In this case the thing is people standing on one leg. Here are two studies: “Dynamic flamingo therapy” [Article in Japanese], Sakamoto K., Clinical Calcium. 2008 Nov;18(11):1594-9. (Thanks to investigator Genevieve Jules for bringing this to our attention.) The authors […]

Rats Will Encounter Rat-Size People, and Vice Versa

Rats and people (or any two different size critters) can encounter each other on the same scale, virtually, under the scheme outlined in a new study. The image below demonstrates virtual rat-sized persons in a rat world. The study is: “Beaming into the Rat World: Enabling Real-Time Interaction between Rat and Human Each at Their […]

Funny business, with (but without) ostriches

A new industry, launched with high hopes and fairly lavish funding, hit a wall. They called in scientists to try to understand what was going wrong. The scientists found something most unexpected. That, friends, is what led to publication of the study “Courtship Behaviour of Ostriches Towards Humans Under Farming Conditions in Britain,” which in turn […]