Archive: 03/12/2007

Study: Long legs are more efficient

Scientists have known for years that the energy cost of walking and running is related primarily to the work done by muscles to lift and move the limbs. But how much energy does it actually take to get around? Does having ...

Mar 12, 2007
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Human ancestors had short legs for combat, not just climbing

Ape-like human ancestors known as australopiths maintained short legs for 2 million years because a squat physique and stance helped the males fight over access to females, a University of Utah study concludes.

Mar 12, 2007
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