The Boston Globe weighs in on Young-Hui Chang and Lena Ting's how-flamingos-stand-on-one-leg study. The story includes one key point: Both scientists did this investigation on their own time, and on their own dime. ‘‘It was a labor of love - doing science simply for the sake of learning how nature works,’’ Chang says. Their work could still lead to potential applications. Chang is a professor in the School of Biological Sciences. Ting is a professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering.