New research reveals how flamingos can stand – and even sleep – on one leg for so long.
These birds spend long periods, often asleep, standing on one leg. Is it passive biomechanics or active nervous system control of their muscles that allows them to do easily what's impossible for us?
The fact we are almost totally unaware of this elegant reflex is evidence of the superb, undercover work the balance system does for us.
What does it take to keep a bicycle upright and moving, without crashing?
Our expert explains how our bodies' many complex systems deteriorate, leading to an increased risk of falling.
Falling over and balance problems may be early warnings for Alzheimer’s disease, according to US university researchers…