Lounge Lizards in Space

No one had ever observed geckos exhibiting behavior that could be described as “play”. That is, until the reptiles were jettisoned into space in an unmanned Russian rocket. One of their collars dislodged in zero gravity, and the geckos onboard began to bat it around in improvised games. If such stoic, all-business creatures can discover fun in space, Anthony and Jeff wonder what other effects traveling into the stars might have on us.

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Today’s story: http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/apr/21/space-geckos-show-their-playful-side-in-orbit-experiment

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