Another Reason We Can't Screw Up This Planet: Space Travel Makes Us Infertile

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Well, it looks like we just lost another option in preserving the human race. After all, many have long figured that by the time we screw up this planet, we'll have the technology available to ship out to space in search of another one. A new study finds a small problem with this plan B, however -- it looks like the radiation from long-term space travel would render women infertile. The Independent has the story. So much for space colonies -- looks like we'll actually have to find a way to preserve this planet if we hope to continue the human race after all ...

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