Slothful For The Sake Of Science
from the and-the-fortune-cookie-says... dept
Apparently researchers are keeping a number of volunteers in bed for sixty days to see what kind of impact it has on their bodies. The research is focused on women, and is expected to be useful in understanding the impacts of long-term space-flight, when people are in zero-gravity conditions for extended periods of time. What's interesting, though, is one woman's rationale for volunteering. An active hiker, she claims that she wanted to test out what extreme slothfulness was like.