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Toilets in space are a bit more complicated than those on Earth. Don DeBold via Wikipedia

How do astronauts go to the bathroom in space?

Going to the bathroom is much more complicated in space without any gravity. To solve this problem of tricky orbital potty breaks, NASA builds special toilets that work without gravity.
With little else to draw from, people turn to science fiction when thinking about the Space Force. CSA Images via Getty Images

Space Force sounds like a joke thanks to pop culture – that could be a problem for an important military branch

Science fiction has often had an inspirational and positive relationship with space endeavors. But the new US Space Force is struggling with a pop culture public relations problem.
Scientists have discovered that the gray mouse lemur has the ability to hibernate. (Shutterstock)

Hibernating lemurs may be the key to cryogenic sleep for human space travel

Gray mouse lemurs are more closely related to humans than mice. They also have the ability to hibernate, and researchers are hoping to learn how to transfer that ability to humans.

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