If you harbor dreams of one day using your Mega Millions winnings to start and populate a colony of floating humans on a space station far, far away from this ghastly planet of ours, we come bearing some unfortunate news:
Space isn't good for your baby-making parts.
At least that's what a University of Kansas researcher is predicting, based on recent experiments involving floating, fucking lab rats.
KU biologist Joe Tash has been spending his time studying the sex lives of space-traveling lab rats, The Kansas City Star reports this morning. The research raises all sorts of interesting questions, mostly about how KU was able to find space helmets small enough to fit the romping rodents.
But Tash is also answering questions about what space travel does to the reproductive system. From the Star: