One of the most important parts in ballet dancers’ work is to make the performance look smooth and flowing, despite the fact that standing en pointe in toe shoes appears to defy the scientific laws of physics.
Besides the knowledge of the toe shoes’ design, understanding pointework’s magic requires familiarity with some basic physics principles. Because [...]
Interacting especially with urban surroundings, sport disciplines like parkour and freerunning transform the cities in huge playgrounds.
The traceur and the freerunner know the risk they put in jumping from great heights. Scientifically speaking, when such a jump is performed, the body instantly begins to accelerate and the gravitational potential energy is converted into kinetic energy [...]
Although scientists cannot fully explain why we sleep, they have discovered a lot about the beneficial functions in people’s health and well-being of this essential process.
Regulated by internal drives, sleep provides for the body a time to recharge itself. It lowers the metabolic rate, the level of stress hormones and blood pressure, generating a state [...]
The low caloric profile, and yet the sweetness and the rich content of water, make the watermelon a desirable alternative to a high calorie desert, but scientific studies demonstrate that it can do much more than being just another summer treat.
The main reason to consume watermelon is its capacity to provide natural health enhancement. A [...]