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Protein and the Tardigrade

The poster child of extremophiles, the tardigrade, is well known for its abilities to survive the heights of the Himalayas and the vacuum of space. Also, it has the fitting nickname of the “water bear”, and the similarities to a bear might extend further past just looks. Tardigrades have been completely reanimated after being driedContinue reading “Protein and the Tardigrade” Continue reading

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Tardigrades: Powers of the “Water Bear”

Hot, cold, dry, wet, and even the vacuum of space – somehow, the tardigrade can survive them all. Continue reading

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Tardigrades: Unusual Astronauts

Tardigrades, or water bears, are microscopic organisms that have been studied for years for their extreme resilience to potentially harmful conditions. They require a thin layer of water to do anything- eating, moving, reproducing, etc. They are found all over the Earth, however, including in some of the driest environments on the planet. They are […] Continue reading

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The Toughest Creature in the World

In the early 1700s, several different scientists examining the components of water and water habitats came across a miniscule creature …

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