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Neil deGrasse Tyson explains the key to sex in space: ‘Bring a lot of leather belts’

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StarTalk host Neil deGrasse Tyson explained how sex in space can illustrate Newtonian laws of motion in a short video posted by National Geographic.

“You’re there in space and you move toward someone and they just sort of bounce off. The movement is sort of preserved — there’s no friction. So if you want to get together [and] stay together, you need something to keep you together during all the normal body movements that would characterize having sex in space. So, yeah, bring a lot of leather belts. Keep things strapped down and you’ll be just fine.”

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At the same time, he said, zero-gravity is not a pre-requisite for being in space; a rotating space station, the astrophysicist explained, can create any fraction of gravity a person wants.

“You can be in space and on that perimeter of 1-G and it is no different than what you’d be doing here on Earth,” he said.

Watch deGrasse Tyson tackle the question of sex in space, as posted online, below.

[h/t The Daily Beast]

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Chief Justice Roberts admonishes lawyers at Senate impeachment trial

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Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court John Roberts made his first major intervention in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial shortly before 1 a.m. Wednesday morning.

After House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) finished his closing arguments on why former National Security Advisor John Bolton should testify, the White House team went on the attack. Yelling and demanding apologies, the president's team was more animated than they'd been all night. Roberts then admonished the House and White House on their language.

Claiming the Senate is the "world's greatest deliberative body" -- despite what he had witnessed during 12 hours of the impeachment trial -- Roberts complained about language that was "not conducive to civil discourse."

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White House lawyers begin yelling at Democrats during late-night impeachment trial — after Trump starts tweeting

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President Donald Trump woke up and began tweeting around midnight EST during the Senate impeachment trial over the amendments over the rules. That's when a noticeable thing changed on the Senate floor: Trump's team started yelling.

Nearing 1 a.m. EST Tuesday morning while the president was tweeting about impeachment, his team began attacking Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) personally. They called him a liar and accused him of attacking the president and demanded an apology. After nearly 12 hours this was the first time the White House got even remotely animated after a dull defense of the president.

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Here is the self-inflicted blunder Mitch McConnell made that destroyed his entire case: ex-DOJ official

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The former chief of the criminal fraud section at the Department of Justice broke down a mistake made by Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) late on Tuesday evening.

McConnell urged something known as "vote stacking" in which there would be a vote-a-rama sequence of vote after vote -- without any debate on the amendments.

Andrew Weissmann, who played a management role in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, explained how McConnell undermined his own argument.

"I think Mitch McConnell may have made a bit of a miscalculation there because what he is really saying -- 'Can you stack these?' -- is it doesn't matter what you say, because we're going to vote against it," he explained.

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