Journey in Life: 04/24/18

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

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NASA thử nghiệm "bắn" tinh trùng vào không gian để... xem có thành người được không :) thế mới nhắm tới mục tiêu "thực dân hóa Sao Hỏa" được...
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With the new experiment, the US space agency wants to research how human sperm cells react to microgravity — and whether humans could procreate in space. Other mammals have had little success so far.

"As we plan to travel beyond the space station with thoughts of colonization on the moon and Mars and other heavenly bodies, the question of whether or not multi-generational survival can occur — not only in animals but in humans — is a very fundamental question that needs to be addressed," 

...In mammals, including humans, fertilization occurs when a sperm cell swims toward and enters an egg cell. For this to happen, though, the sperm must be "activated" first, otherwise it won't get moving at all. Next, the sperm cell has to pick up speed to be able to fuse with the egg cell, and the sperm's cell membrane has to become more fluid.

Previous experiments in space with bull or sea urchin sperm showed that while sperm was activated faster in microgravity, the subsequent steps happened slower or not at all.

That does not bode well for potential space babies...

"A man without a wife is like a field without a fence" nghĩa là gì?

'A man without a wife is like a field without a fence'
~ ngạn ngữ Phần Lan

= đàn ông không có vợ giống như cánh đồng không có hàng rào

-> ngày xưa mẹ nói: "lấy vợ đi, suốt ngày như chó dái ngoài đường" :D

Photo courtesy Andrey Shkvarchuk.