Inkfish on galloping humans
A paper written by Pieter Fiers, Dirk De Clercq, Veerle Segers and Peter Aerts was picked up by Elizabeth Preston in her blog 'Inkfish - Field of Science'. In the paper, Peter, Pieter and two colleagues from Ghent University explain that humans do not normally gallop because the gait is metabolically expensive and causes high muscular stress at the hips.
The original study was published in the Journal of Experimental Biology. Click here for the full story. For the blog's version, click here.