Outer space is rough. If it had a Yelp profile, users would probably give it one star, raving about the view but decrying the nausea, bone loss and nightmare toilets. But is this common sense or diva-like behavior? Instead of changing space or terraforming other worlds to meet humanity's ridiculously specific backstage rider, should we maybe just change the space traveler?
Yep, in the latest episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Julie and I contemplate what sci-fi author Clifford D. Simak dubbed "The Werewolf Principle" -- the concept of using technology and medical science to alter the human form to better meet the harsh demands of space travel.