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Ocean-going spiders can sail like tiny boats to reach land

When Charles Darwin made his famous voyage on the HMS Beagle, he found spiders "ballooning" across the ocean, fluttering through the air onto the ship's sails. Since then, many a sailor has noticed this as well.

A giant walking bat used to roam rainforest floors

Millions of years ago, there was a giant bat that used all of its limbs to walk around the subtropical rainforest of what is now New Zealand.

Millions raised for arthritis research in charity walk

Toronto - This month thousands of Canadians took part in the 6th annual “Walk to Fight Arthritis.” To date the campaign has raised over $8 million for research into the bone condition.

Walking in different directions can increase your math skills

A team of researchers from the University of Bologna and the Italian National Research Council performed a study that showed walking actually increases your ability to do math.

Canadians set the nature challenge Special

Toronto - An environmental organization is calling on Canadians to put away their computers and turn off the television, and instead spend more time outdoors.

Unpowered exoskeleton can improve human walking efficiency

Improving the muscle efficiency of walking is a problem scientists have been tackling for some time, but a new exoskeleton is the first to do so with no battery power.

Exercising has more benefits than just weight loss

Doctors and health experts always recommend that everyone should exercise a set amount of minutes a day, but it's more than just for weight loss reasons.

Paralyzed man walks again

A remarkable story: a paralyzed Bulgarian man called Darek Fidyka is walking again after novel treatment by doctors. The treatment consisted of implanted regenerative cells.

Kayden Elijah Kinckle has 'got it' as he learns to walk (Video)

Back in January, little two-year-old Kayden Elijah Kinckle had his right foot and left leg amputated. He may have lost those limbs, but he certainly hasn't lost his spirit, as he learns to walk with his new prosthetics.

No tailgating at Super Bowl

Super Bowl CEO Al Kelly announced Monday that the long-held tradition of tailgating would not be allowed at this year's game in New Jersey.

New research: Older men — A long daily walk reduces stroke risk

New research is out about the health benefits of walking. To reduce the chances of suffering from a stroke, older men should increase their activity by taking long daily walks, not fast-paced power walking, according to the findings of a new study.

Study: Walking lowers breast cancer risk for women

Postmenopausal women can lower their risk of breast cancer by walking an hour a day or more, according to a long-term study by the American Cancer Society. Previous studies have shown that regular physical activity can lower the risk by 25%.

Breast cancer risk lowered by walking 60 minutes per day

Postmenopausal women may be able to lower the risk of getting breast cancer by walking at least one hour per day, according to a long-term study.

Japanese man walked 800 miles home after being mugged

A man was mugged in southern Japan, and rather than inconveniencing the local police or calling his family, he walked more than 800 miles home.

Meet the man who walked across America Special

He walked across 15 states, around 4,000 miles, in under one year. He spent less than $1,000, camping under bridges and beside farms. Learn why 24-year-old Andrew Forsthoefel was simply "walking to listen."

A shoe that can generate energy with each step

Houston - A group of engineering students at Rice University discovered a new way to generate energy with the movement of the human body.

Op-Ed: Walking actually provides better health benefits than running

We would think that running uses much more energy when compared to walking. So from a logical standpoint running should provide better health benefits. Well think again!

Teen walks 10 miles in snow to job interview

Indianapolis - An Indianapolis, Indiana restaurant owner who happened to stumble across a teenager walking to a job interview, was inspired by the teen's determination.

Changes in walking speed offer clues about dementia

A new study suggests that changes in walking speed amongst the elderly population may provide clues about the onset of early stages of dementia, offering hope for a new method for the early detection of illnesses like Alzheimer's.

Shooting New York City, with heart, art, and soul Special

New York - New York photographer Vivienne Gucwa re-discovered her city through walking and shooting what she saw. Though she alternates between formal and mobile photography, Gucwa's passion for her home (and her medium) has only deepened through the years.

U.S. town ticketing pedestrians caught texting while jaywalking

Fort Lee - Over the decades a popular saying joked that some people are unable to walk and chew bubble gum at the same time. Fast forward to 2012 and the saying refers to walking and texting at the same time.

How do you get around Toronto? Special

Toronto - In Toronto you have several means of getting around the city: public transit, cycling, walking or using a vehicle. What is the best one for your needs?

Explorer finishes coast-to-coast trek across Africa Special

An explorer has completed his journey from coast to coast across Africa. Julian Monroe Fisher arrived in Angola after travelling across the continent, largely on foot, from Mozambique.

Op-Ed: Tips to ensure family hiking trails don't turn into trials

Durban - Family hiking trips – those do-it-yourself walking holidays – require a lot of planning and preparation, but they generally cost significantly less than conventional holidays and leave you with far richer memories.

Is there an ideal time of day to take a walk?

Taking a walk seems simple enough, but there is evidence that time of day may play an important role in hormonal and bio-rhythm interactions.

After 20 years man walks because of spider bite

For twenty years David Blancarte was stuck in a wheel chair after a motorcycle accident at 21 left him a paraplegic. He's walking again because of a Brown Recluse Spider.

Study: Kids Should Walk to School, Cities Need to Be Built Around Pedestrians

As the school year approaches, parents are wondering if they should let their young kids walk to school. A new study encourages exercise to fight obesity but city planners and school boards have to help bring a pedestrian lifestyle to children.

Modern Neighborhoods Can Make You Fat, Says New Study

Packing on a few unwanted pounds? You may want to move to an older neighborhood, say the authors of a new study, which will be published in the September issue of the American Journal of Preventative Medicine.

Disruption Is More Than Just A Walk In The Park (Especially If You Have A Dog)

Strolling around the park in the afternoon with your dog seems like the most environmentally friendly thing to do, or is it? Not according to our feathered friends in the sky

Op-Ed; Why I walk

I walk. walking is my main mode of transportation. I walk to understand my community to reduce my impact on the environment and to lose some weight. Walking immerses you in your community and helps you develop your sense of place.
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Wildflowers on the Bear’s Hump hiking trail in Waterton Lakes National Park  Alberta.
Wildflowers on the Bear’s Hump hiking trail in Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta.
Grandparents in Alabama. Photo via Andrew Forsthoefel
Grandparents in Alabama. Photo via Andrew Forsthoefel
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A Golden-mantled ground squirrel at the top of Bear’s Hump  Crandell Mountain  Waterton Lakes Nati...
A Golden-mantled ground squirrel at the top of Bear’s Hump, Crandell Mountain, Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta.
This is how Andrew Forsthoefel set up camp during his walk across America
This is how Andrew Forsthoefel set up camp during his walk across America
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book   Stop Walking on Eggshells by Paul T. Mason and Randi Kreger
book, "Stop Walking on Eggshells by Paul T. Mason and Randi Kreger
Walking down a Southern California sidewalk with a view of the San Bernardino Mountains. Copyright o...
Walking down a Southern California sidewalk with a view of the San Bernardino Mountains. Copyright of sweetbeariesart.com
Two men Andrew Forsthoefel met in California during his cross-US trip
Two men Andrew Forsthoefel met in California during his cross-US trip
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Andrew Forsthoefel looking at the wide expanse of this highway during his 16-state walk across the U...
Andrew Forsthoefel looking at the wide expanse of this highway during his 16-state walk across the U.S. in 2011
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The last viewpoint of the Bear’s Hump trail in Waterton Lakes National Park  Alberta.
The last viewpoint of the Bear’s Hump trail in Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta.
A field and the mountains at the entrance of Waterton Lakes National Park  Alberta
A field and the mountains at the entrance of Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta
Volunteers try to  walk  a Moai. Some scientists think this is the way the islanders moved the large...
Volunteers try to "walk" a Moai. Some scientists think this is the way the islanders moved the large stone statues.
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A babbling brook may occasionally help to cool your hot and tired feet on the All-Wales Coast Path
A babbling brook may occasionally help to cool your hot and tired feet on the All-Wales Coast Path
Photo via Andrew Forsthoefel
Photo via Andrew Forsthoefel
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Dusk on the way out of Waterton Lakes National Park  Alberta.
Dusk on the way out of Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta.
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hippo walking
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Pitsford Water
The exoskeleton in action
The exoskeleton in action
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A field overlooking the mountains at the entrance of Waterton Lakes National Park  Alberta.
A field overlooking the mountains at the entrance of Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta.
A view of a street in Lorca  Spain
A view of a street in Lorca, Spain
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A woman showing Andrew Forsthoefel a small gator during his cross-America walk
A woman showing Andrew Forsthoefel a small gator during his cross-America walk
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