physiology Archive

High Altitudes and Human Physiology

Humans as a species have evolved to live firmly on the ground. Though the human body is not capable of flight, our large brain makes us highly efficient tool makers and problem solvers. The early …
Physiology of Long-Distance Swimming

Physiology of Long-Distance Swimming

In September 2013 Diana Nyad completed a 53 hour, 110 mile swim from Cuba to the Florida Keys. After a number of failed attempts she finally set a world record in marathon swimming at 64 …
science news Sept6th

Science News Update: September 6th

Ricochet Science News You may of noticed that our site is changing. We are adding new features every week. We recently redesigned our media page to provide previews of some of the animations from our …